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Residents » Emergency Program » Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Grab and Go Kit

Preparations such as packing a "Grab & Go" bag can make a big difference in the event of a disaster. Key points about the "Grab & Go" bag:

  • Most of the items that go into the bag won't need to be purchased; look around your home for items that you already own (i.e.: clothing, shoes, first aid kit).
  • Pack healthy foods with a long shelf life.
  • Remember to pack supplies for your pets.
  • Consider including a few personal photos.
  • Identify a person who is willing and able to act as your family's out-of-area contact person. Seek his or her support in the family's reunion planning process. The person should have an answering machine to record calls when away and should routinely check for messages.
  • Keep your out-of-area contact card in your wallet, "Grab & Go" bag or other readily accessible location.
  • Pack lightly as each person will have to carry his or her own bag.
  • Decide on a system to remind yourself when it is time to replace items that may expire; for example, twice per year when your change your clocks for daylight savings time.

Here are some suggested supplies:

  • Flat, comfortable shoes
  • Small first aid kit and manual
  • Toilet tissue
  • Fire extinguisher (A-B-C)
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • AM/FM radio and batteries
  • Heavy gloves
  • Cash and coins
  • Warm, protective clothing
  • Food and water
  • Medication if required
  • Blanket
  • Whistle
  • Flares (for the car)
  • Small tool kit (for the car)
  • Local maps (for the car)

Dan Sutherland
Assistant Chief Support Services
Kamloops Fire Rescue
ph 250 571-2962

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