Community & Volunteers

Ready Bag

The Ready Bag contains important items that will help you in an emergency, and you will need to bring it along should you be required to evacuate your home. Every member of your family should know where the Ready Bag is kept, and it is recommended that the storage location be easily accessible even in the dark (i.e.during power outages).

 

Ready Bag

THE READY BAG SHOULD CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

ESSENTIAL ITEMS

USAGE

Torchlight without batteriesIn case of power outage and when evacuating in dark conditions
BatteriesBatteries For powering the torchlight and radio; pack extra batteries and do not fit batteries
into the devices until needed, as leaving them there may result in leakage
Essential personal medicationFor any existing medical condition of yours and your family, e.g. asthma, heart
problems etc.
Waterproof folder containing photocopies of important
documents e.g. NRIC, passport, insurance policies
For administrative purposes should the original documents be destroyed in the fire
Civil Defence Emergency HandbookFor reference on basic first aid and civil defence procedures
Transistor radio without batteriesFor tuning in to emergency broadcasts
WhistleUsed to call for help or alert others; shouting may be tiring, ineffective and may
cause you to inhale dangerous amounts of smoke and dust in some cases
First aid kitTo treat any injuries along the way; a small kit containing some first aid dressing,
antiseptic wipes, plasters and bandages will suffice
Childcare supplies and other special care itemsTo meet the needs of any special groups in the family, e.g. infants

  OPTIONAL ITEMS FOR THE READY BAG INLCUDE:

  • A list of personal contacts, including telephone numbers of family members, the workplace, school etc.
  • Cash, preferably in small denominations
  • Bottled water and dry foodstuff
  • A set of spare clothing, e.g. T-shirt and track pants
  • Writing materials
  • A list of emergency numbers, e.g. 995, 999, telephone numbers of the utility companies, insurance companies etc.
  • N95 Mask

POINTS TO NOTE ON THE READY BAG:    

  • You may have more than one Ready Bag, e.g. one for each family member; decide what is most practical for your family
  • Do not pack bulky items into the Ready Bag as it may hamper movement during an emergency
  • Check expiry dates of perishable items in the bag and replace them when needed
  • Periodically replace batteries with fresh ones as some may leak even when unused and not placed inside devices
The Ready Bag

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Last updated on 29th Nov 2013