Cal OES Encourages all Californians to Prepare for Wildfire by Building a Go-Bag


As climate change produces more frequent and severe natural disasters, like wildfires, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) encourages all Califorians to take steps now and all-year long to prepare for disasters and emergencies. During Wildfire Awareness Month, Cal OES emphasizes the importance of being prepared for a wildfire.

Taking a few steps now and talking with friends and loved ones will help reduce the stress caused by an emergency. One important step is creating a go-bag. A go-bag contains some of the essential items you may need if you have to evacaute your home in a hurry.


  • Non-perishable food and bottled water
  • Cash
  • Cell phone charger
  • Medications
  • Important documents
  • First aid kit
  • Pet supplies
    • Food/Water
    • Collar/Leash
    • Carrier
    • Vaccine information

After building your go-bag, keep it in a place that’s easy to remember in case you need to evacuate your home quickly. Maintain your go-bag by replacing expired items and re-think your needs every year and update your kit as needed.


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