Grab-and-Go Bags

Grab-and-go bags are an essential package to have during an emergency. They are designed to have the utilities of keeping you and your family safe when disaster strikes.

What’s in a Grab-and-Go Bag?

  • Non-perishable food: three-day to one-week supply, with a manual can opener

  • Water: four litres per person, per day for drinking and sanitation

  • Phone charger, battery bank or inverter

  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio

  • Battery-powered or hand-crank flashlight

  • Extra batteries

  • First-aid kit and medications

  • Personal toiletries and items, such as an extra pair of glasses or contact lenses

  • Copy of your emergency plan, copies of important documents, such as insurance papers

  • Cash in small bills

  • Garbage bags and moist towelettes for personal sanitation

  • Seasonal clothing, sturdy footwear and emergency blanket

  • Dust masks if you live in an area that’s prone to earthquakes

  • Whistle

  • Help/OK Sign (PDF) : Display the appropriate side outward in your window during a disaster.

Additional Resources

Check out these links for more information on how to prepare an effective Grab-and-Go bag.

Packing Water
Help / OK Sign

Tsunami Preparedness

Know what to do in the event of a tsunami. Our Tsunami Evacuation Map contains emergency contact information as well as important warnings.

Tsunami Evacuation Map

Emergency Phone Numbers

Fire & Environment
Ambulance 1-800-461-9911
Poison Control 1-800-567-8911
BC Hyrdo Outages 1-800-224-9376
Sandpit Fire Department 250-637-2222
Queen Charlotte Fire Department 250-559-4488
Skidegrate Fire Department 250-559-8300
Port Clements Fire Department 250-557-4355
Tlell Fire Department 250-557-4348
Massett Fire Department 250-626-5511
OM Fire & Medical 250-626-5222
Police & Park Rangers
Massett RCMP 250-626-3991
Poachers & Polluters 1-877-952-7277
Queen Charlotte RCMP 250-559-4421
Wildfire Reporting 1-800-663-5555
Hospitals & Clinics
Masset Hospital 250-626-4702
Masset Pharmacy 250-626-4701
V of QC Hospital Clinic 250-559-4900
V of QC Pharmacy 250-559-4910
Gas Resources
Angela’s Place Gas Bar 250-557-2003
Masset TLC Gas Bar 250-626-3756
O’Brien Road Emergency 1-800-561-5822
QC Island Tire & Gas 250-559-4641
Skidegate Taaw Naay Gas 250-559-4455
Animal Hospitals
Tlell Animal Hospital 250-557-4468

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