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

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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.

BUILD A GO-BAG

  • 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.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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