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Posted on: September 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Did You Remember to Pack Your Go Bag?

Go Bag

To ensure you and your family are ready, have a Go Bag in an easily accessible place. To help you determine what essentials you might need, ready.illinois.gov has provided a list the Carbondale Fire Department would like to share:

Go Bag Guidelines

  • Each member of your household should have his or her own Go Bag.
  • Go Bags should be stored in an easily accessible location.
  • Ideally, you should keep a Go Bag at home, in your car, and at work.
  • Go Bags should be prepared for any time of year.
  • Go Bags should be updated every six months.

Go Bag List

  • Bottled water
  • Non-perishable food
  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-operated AM/FM Radio
  • Extra batteries (necessary types)
  • Pocketknife
  • Whistle
  • Extra house and car keys
  • Blanket
  • Rain gear
  • Hat
  • Comfortable, sturdy shoes
  • Warm clothes
  • Prescription medication for a week, with copies of your prescriptions
  • Items for members of your family, especially children, seniors or people with functional needs, and pets.

For a complete list, please visit ready.illinois.gov.

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