Go Kit English

Earthquake word

“Be Ready”
Emergency Preparedness & Your Medications
By Susi Rodriguez Shapiro, M.S.G.


  • We Can't PREDICT Them ...
  • ƒWe Can’t PREVENT Them …
  • ƒWe Can Only PREPARE for Them …

So What Should We Do?

  • DROP

After an Earthquake

  1. Check for Injuries – Provide First Aid
  2. Check for Safety & Gas Leaks
  3. Expect After-Shocks
  4. Turn on Radio & Listen for instructions from public safety agencies
  5. Calm Yourself Down
  6. Activate Your Plan

Survival Items to keep on Hand

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Wrench / Crow Bar
  • 7-day Rx Medications
  • Portable Fire Escape Ladder for 2nd floors

So What Should Be In A Go-Kit ?

Picture of a GoKit's content

“Go-Kit” Preparation

  • Ensure you have 7-days of Rx Meds in your “Go Kit” and a bottle of water.
  • Have a list of your meds by name, including dose and frequency.

“File of Life” packet.

Include COPIES of:

  • Digital Records / Inventory
  • COPIES of Insurance Policies
  • For Re-Uniting Missing people or Pets
  • Emergency Info

Additional Items to Consider:

  • Food (non-perishable)
  • Roll of Toilet Paper
  • Disposable Underwear
  • Spare Eye Glasses
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Extra Underwear & Socks
  • Pet Supplies (food, leash, carrier, etc)

If You Have To Evacuate

  • Leave a Note in Plain Sight saying Where YOU Can Be Found
  • Money (small denominations)
  • Take Your “Go Kit” (Important Docs, Rx Meds, Basic Supplies)

Car Mini-Survival Kit

  • Non-Perishable Food / Energy Bars
  • Bottled Water
  • Pre-Moistened Towelettes / Sanitizers
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Sealable Plastic Bags / Roll of Toilet Paper
  • Flashlight (Fresh Batteries)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sturdy Shoes or Boots

Remember ..

  1. Put YOUR name on the front of the Go-Kit
  2. Put it in a Safe & Easy place to find
  3. Check the kit often
  4. Refresh items as needed

Resources & Websites

Contact Info

(800) 510-2020

City Operator “311”