What’s in your kit? Packing emergency kits or grab-and-go bags

May 9, 2024
In addition to basic supplies, your emergency kit can include items specific to your personal situation.

“Preparedness is not a luxury. It’s a necessity.”

That’s the message Interior Health’s (IH) Health Emergency Management BC (HEMBC) team wants to get across to our communities as British Columbia braces itself for another challenging and unpredictable wildfire season. And, with wildfire evacuations already occurring in the north of the province, now is the time to review your emergency plan and take stock of your emergency kit, so you’re prepared.

While there are some fundamental items that should always live in your kit—water, food, a battery-operated or wind-up flashlight and radio, personal medications, extra keys and cash—everyone’s personal situation is unique and there are no rules for what you can or can’t add to those basic supplies.


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