Apr 7 2016

Make an Emergency Grab and Go Bag Now

Piedmonters: Do you have your “Grab & Go” bag ready?

The Piedmont Public Safety Committee (PSC) encourages each home in Piedmont to have an easily accessible “Grab & Go” bag prepared for a major earthquake or other disaster. The Piedmont neighborhood groups that have recently attended a disaster preparedness meeting hosted by the PSC and the Fire Department should already be familiar with this recommendation. The PSC have partnered with Ace Hardware on Grand Avenue to make assembling these items as easy as possible.

Grand Lake Ace Hardware is currently offering the recommended essential items at 20% off.

This Grab & Go bag should be small enough to grab in the middle the night, as your family exits out of the residence. It is recommended that you store the bag in your bedroom in an easily accessible spot. The PSC recommends that the bag include the following items:

  • Hard hat or other head protection

  • Sturdy shoes

  • Heavy gloves

  • Safety goggles

  • Respiratory mask

  • Flashlight or other lighting items

  •  A utility wrench

  • Portable radio

  • Pry bar

Why not take advantage of the discount offer at ACE and pick up these pre-selected items? This coordinated effort takes the guesswork out of what to buy and have on hand.

If you are interested in organizing your neighborhood and hosting a meeting, please contact Public Safety Committee Chairman Lyman Shaffer at 510 780-6996 or lhshaffer@comcast.net.

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