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