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18 neighbors want everyone to have a 'to go bag' prepared for an earthquake in San Francisco.

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Here's the SF Fire Department and NERT "To Go Bag" contents:

The term go bag came from the idea that in an emergency such as an evacuation or home fire etc, you don't have the time to get your things together so you grab it and go. Here is a list of suggested items that can be carried in a backpack.

- First Aid Kit - a decent well-stocked kit, including a couple of weeks' supply of any prescription medications you need. Also include pharmaceutical grade crazy (skin) glue
- Cash - plenty of it because depending on the event credit cards may not be useful
- Consider having about $100-$200 in ones, that way you never need change. A couple of quarter rolls could come in handy. Do not "flash" it around
- 1 set clothing – think layers
- A blanket - to keep you warm. Consider a Mylar emergency blanket, which is lightweight and packs up small
- Crank style Flashlight and snap lights such as glow-sticks
- Whistle - good for locating people in a crowd, at night, or in low visibility conditions
- Crank style/battery operated NOAA weather / AM-FM Radio
- non perishable food; energy bars are good and take up little space
- Water
- Goggles - protect your eyes!
- Hand and feet warmers - get the carbon activated kind they work great
- Rope - has endless uses, choose various sizes (rubber bands, too)
- Big black trash Bags - poncho, cut open to make a tent
- Multi-Use knife
- Dust masks (2 per person) - best if heavy-duty respirator type masks
- Duct tape
- Plastic sheeting
- Copies of passport, driver's license, insurance, and any other important documents
- A map of the area you plan to go
- Toiletries
- Maxi Pads - can also be used as a bandage if needed
- Copy of your ID
- Sticky pad and a pen and pencil in case you need to leave a note for family to let them know where you went or where to meet. Also, keep at least one wallet size photo of your immediate family, children, or pets. This is crucial in case you get separated and need to enlist the help of others to find your loved ones
- Gel antibacterial hand wash (non rinse) available at any pharmacy and most supermarkets and convenience stores, for cleaning hands and even wounds in a pinch. You never know what you may have to touch in an emergency
- Comfortable sturdy pair of shoes
- A pair of leather work gloves. Again, think rescue and retrieval
- 3 Underwear, 3 Pairs of socks
- Cash in small bills and some quarters
- Pet care products

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From KQED today after the Napa Earthquake this weekend:
blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08...

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Posted Aug 25, 2014
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Great project on Kickstarter!

"Putting together a great disaster bag is something that's been on everyone's to-do lists for ages, but it never seems to get done. So we've designed one for you!

In the aftermath of a natural disaster it takes about 72 hours for rescue services to arrive. Our Go Bag will keep you safe and comfortable until the cavalry arrives, and will allow you to deal with any emergencies in the interim.

Starting in mid-2012, we've had over one hundred meetings with doctors, first responders, emergency medicine specialists, and members of the special forces community to refine the design of our Go Bag. The bag and gear that's come out of that process is a carefully pared-down set of equipment--everything you want, with no dead weight.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/t...

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TOC Go Bag

A bag with all the gear you need to keep yourself and your community safe in the aftermath of a natural disaster

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Posted Jul 10, 2014
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Dan

REI has a 72 kit for $165 - www.rei.com/product/856025/lif.... Walmart sells a $88 kit - www.walmart.com/ip/Grab-N-Go-D...

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Posted Jun 23, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Jun 23, 2013

This is great! Awesome find, Dan.

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Dan

The Department of Emergency Management is working with IDEO on a new project called SF72 - learn more here: sf72.org/

"Here’s the thing: actual emergencies look more like people coming together than cities falling apart. Past disasters–from Sandy to Fukushima–have proven that connected communities are more resilient.

Of course, preparedness is about getting your supplies together. But it’s also about knowing your neighbors, lending a hand, and sharing your knowledge.

San Francisco is full of creative, diverse, and visionary minds: we don’t need to look far to become a better prepared city.

We just need to look to each other."

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Posted Mar 22, 2013
Dan
Dan
Sep 10, 2013

SF72 has soft launched - www.sf72.org/supplies

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Meli

NERT has an upcoming meeting, open to the public on January 30th:
Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety (CAPSS) presentation
"Join Lt. Erica Arteseros and the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), with Reuben Hechanova, Co-Coordinator from the Inner Richmond Team and Battalion 7 & 8 Team Coordinators partner with the members of CAPSS program as they help to educate us and all citizens who live and work in San Francisco about the buildings we live and work in.
The County Fair Building (formerly the Hall of Flowers) is just inside GG Park @ 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way." 
(info from eventbrite link).

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Posted Jan 22, 2013
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San Francisco Fire Department Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) is a community based training program dedicated to a neighbor-helping-neighbor approach.

NERT is a free training program for individuals, neighborhood groups and community-based organizations in San Francisco. Through this program, individuals will learn the basics of personal preparedness and prevention. The training also includes hands-on disaster skills that will help individuals respond to a personal emergency as well as act as members of a neighborhood response team.

San Francisco is made up of many neighborhoods. We are training to be one ready community when it counts. The Emergency Response is key but the Neighborhood Team comes first.

www.sf-fire.org/index.aspx?pag...

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Posted Jan 18, 2013
Dan
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Jun 16, 2013

Here's their "to go kit" - www.sf-fire.org/Modules/ShowDo...

Posted by Dan on Jun 16, 2013
Donavon Brutus
Donavon Brutus
Jul 26, 2017

This is something that's always concerned me. Good to know.

Posted by Donavon Brutus on Jul 26, 2017
Dan
Dan
Jul 26, 2017

Happy that it was helpful Donavon!

Posted by Dan on Jul 26, 2017
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