Tip of the Month
National Preparedness Month - Tip 2: Get an Emergency Go Bag
September 8, 2011 — You never know when an emergency situation will happen. To see you through the first critical hours of an emergency, it is essential to have supplies on hand and actions planned ahead of time. One of the easiest ways you can be prepared is by having an "emergency go bag." We recommend the following items.
- First-aid kit
- Flashlight and extra batteries and/or glow stick
- Whistle to signal for help
- Moist towelettes
- Rain poncho
- Prescription medications
- Extra pair of eyeglasses
- Bottle of water
- Non-perishable snacks
- Copies of important documents, such as your family communications plan and driver’s license.
It's also a great idea to have some essentials in your car, such as a flashlight and extra batteries, flares and reflectors, jumper cables, a basic tire repair kit, and a spare tire. Check out this Car Emergency Kit Checklist for ideas about how to prepare your vehicle in case of an emergency.
If you already have a kit, don't forget to refresh the contents.
In the support of National Preparedness Month, Hoos Ready is hosting a Make Your Own Safety Kit event on Sept. 25, from noon to 2 p.m., at the McCormick Road dorms quad.
September is National Preparedness Month, so think about other ways you can get engaged. Look for a safety tip every Thursday throughout the month and check out these local emergency-related clubs.
- Hoo's Ready? Are You Really?
- Flood Preparedness
- Extreme Heat
- Road Trip Preparedness
- Sexual Assault Prevention
- Yes Virginia, We Have Tornadoes
- Break Smart
- See Something, Say Something
- Winter Preparedness
- Community Challenge - Three Basic Actions
- Cybersecurity - Our Shared Responsibility
- Text First, Talk Second
- It's in the Bag
- Sun Tricks
- Dating & Domestic Violence: Truths and Myths
- 'How Not to Get Hit by Cars' Part 2 – Pedestrian Safety
- Bike Safety, or 'How Not to Get Hit by Cars'
- Power Outages - Welcome to the Dark Side
- Get Out and Stay Alive
- Winter Can Be Mighty Frightful
- Lock Up Your Stuff
- Cyber Security - Are You Protected
- Hoo's Ready...Are You Really?
- Too Hot to Handle
- Travel Safety
- Power Outages
- Emergency Information Sources
- Communications Plan
- In Case of Emergency (ICE)
- Are you Ready?
- Football Safety
- Personal Safety
- Cyber Security
- Fire Safety
- Severe Winter Weather