Fire Tips: What to Pack
Not sure what to pack?
Some households use a bag, a piece of luggage, or plastic storage containers. Use the list below as a guide:
- Evacuation Plan and maps. Includes completed Household Safety Plan already filled out.
- Water—one gallon per person per day
- Three-day supply of food for each person: Dried or canned food that doesn’t require cooking is preferable
- A couple changes of clothes and sturdy shoes. Consider warm and cold weather.
- Personal hygiene items: toothbrush, tooth paste, hair brush, etc.
- Medication/medical documents, including non-prescription meds with copies of prescriptions and a list of known allergies.
- Visual aids; spare eye glasses, contacts and eye solution.
- Pet emergency supply kit– Food, water, bowl, plastic bags, litter, leash, medical and immunization records, medicine, transport carrier, etc.
- Personal documents: copies of insurance policies, birth certs., etc.
- Identification: copies of DL/ID card, health insurance cards
- Cash in small denominations, Credit Cards (Go-Bag, cont.)
- Cell phone charger, and recharging batteries (home and car)
- Blankets or sleeping bags
- First aid kit with manual
- Sanitation supplies—disposable wipes, toilet paper, garbage bags, etc.
- Emergency Lighting—flashlights, headlamps, batteries
- Small tool kit: screwdrivers, pliers, hammer, multi-purpose tool, etc.
- Radio: tune to 1440AM or 99.3FM for emergency updates
- Utensils and cups
- Duct Tape/rope or twine and zip ties
- Dust mask and work gloves
- Deck of cards or small games
- Extra set of keys
- A whistle to signal for help
- Periodically maintain your go-bag readiness
- Sign up for NIXLE alerts at nixle.com