Ready to Respond Toolkit | Your Go Bag Checklist

2015
|   By
Laurie Schoeman ,
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
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Summary
Your Go-Bag Checklist is a visual guide to help residents self-prepare for evacuation. It includes a list of essential items residents should keep easily accessible should evacuation be necessary.
Description

Your Go-Bag Checklist is a visual guide to help residents self-prepare for evacuation. It includes a list of essential items residents should keep easily accessible should evacuation be necessary. The Toolkit includes guidance for the Resident Engagement Team Leader to host an event during which residents can assemble Go-Bags to ensure this important task is complete. Your Go-Bag Checklist also includes evacuation tips and a Help/Ok sign for residents who choose to shelter in place. 

Our Ready to Respond Tools for Resilience were developed to help affordable housing organizations make their buildings resilient, prepare their staff to handle emergencies and ensure their residents remain safe.  

These tools will help you:

  • Communicate and coordinate with residents and external stakeholders during a variety of emergencies
  • Ensure housing infrastructure can sustain shocks from a variety of emergency events
  • Maintain business continuity during an emergency event
  • Support compliance with the 2015 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and its new criterion: Design for Resilience

These strategies will help affordable housing organizations of all sizes manage shocks from major disasters and develop the resilience needed to adapt to future emergencies.

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