CERT - Emergency GO-BAG


A component of your disaster kit is your Go Bag. Put the following items together in a backpack or another easy to carry container in case you must evacuate quickly. Prepare one Go-bag for each family member and make sure each has an I.D. tag. You may not be home when an emergency strikes so keep some additional supplies in your car and at work, considering what you would need for your immediate safety.

Items For Your GO-BAG

  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Dust mask
  • Battery operated radio
  • Whistle
  • Local map
  • Some water and food
  • Prescription medications
  • Extra keys to your house and car
  • Emergency cash in small demonstrations
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • First-aid kit
  • Sturdy shoes
  • A change of clothes and a warm hat
  • Permanent marker, paper, and tape
  • Photos of family members and pets for re-identification purposes
  • List of Emergency Point-of-Contact numbers
  • List of allergies to and drugs (especially antibiotics) or foods
  • Copy of health insurance and identification carts
  • Extra prescription eye glasses, hearing aids, or other vital personal items
  • Any special-needs items for children, seniors, or people with disabilities

Don't forget a GO-BAG for pets!

If you're interested in learning more about the CERT program please visit the CERT web page or contact:

  • Michael Ward, OEM Coordinator : 201-697-5244
  • Joseph Terraccino, Chief of Police : 201-440-0042