Consider that in a subway of there is a fire or a terrorist attack in the which a biological or chemical agent is utilized, that a respirator can save your life.
Avon Protection Systems has a respirator (photo not shown) called the Avon NH15 CBRN Air Purifying Escape Respirator which is great if you have the cash for it.
Other models are available and from other companies such as from Xcaper Industries, however if you are looking for something that offers CBRN protection, Avon Protection Systems is a good place to start. The mask is very portable and can be put on very quickly.
This mask, and others like it that are rated against smoke from fires like the one from Xcaper Industries, can also be used in a subway as well as an apartment building or office building.
Basically for the contents of your kit it should resemble an Every Day Carry Kit (EDC) or a Get Home Bag (GHB). You can modify it as you see fit. Having a kit will help you in giving you an edge you otherwise would not have.
If in an earthquake prone area a hardhat with sturdy work shoes or work boots would be great. In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, some people only had flimsy footwear, including high heels for some of the women while treading on broken glass and other debris. Many fell ill to the problems associated with smoke and dust inhalation as well.
Instead of making a
generic list of items to include in a kit here, I'll give you some links
to have a look at to get you started. Basically as far as a list goes,
keep in mind the elements of survival, and how they apply to your particular
circumstances. Remember that the items can contain much of what is in a Get Home
Bag (GHB), with a few additions as your circumstances require. It really
isn't that complicated.
For the links below these
are pre-made kits so tailor them to your needs by adding or improving
upon the kits. You may decide to make your own as well. Employees should
all have their own equipment and supplies to get themselves home as an
example. Having their own basic supplies will also help if the main
office/work supplies are insufficient for a reason or other, such as for
duration of the emergency going beyond expected, and for personal
reasons like medications any employees may need.
Alright, so here are some links as promised:Emergency Kits
Different companies with their different products will cater to particular clients, so have a look and see what is best suited for your companies or families needs by researching on the internet for more information.
I presented on this page two companies that offer some form of protection, but do have a look at what else is available if you feel to.