Bower Hill Volunteer Fire Department
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Emergency Management Information - Go Bag Checklist
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Scott Township Emergency Management

301 Lindsay Road

Carnegie (Scott Twp.), PA 15106

Admin: 412-276-5300

Gary T. Sawicki, Coordinator

Scott Twp Emergency Management along with the Scott Twp Police Department,the Scott Twp Fire District (Bower Hill VFD, East Carnegie VFD, Glendale Hose Co) and Scott Twp. Emergency Medical Services are ready to assist our residents in any and all emergencies.

If there is an emergency call 9-1-1!

At times it may be a necessity for you to leave your home or facility in an emergency situation- this could be temporary or extended depending on the situation. Being prepared before an emergency is crucial for a safe and efficient evacuation.

Are you Ready?

Scott Township Public Safety suggests each resident have a TO-GO Bag ready for each member of their household in case of emergencies and evacuations. If you need to leave your home or facility, it will be important that you are ready to go as quickly as possible. Having a GO Bag in an accessible place ensures that you and your family are prepared for whatever situation arises.

GO Bag Guidelines:

  • Each member of household should have his or her own GO Bag

  • GO Bag should be easy to carry or wheel and be sturdy

  • GO Bag should be stored in an easily accessible location

  • Ideally, you could keep a GO Bag at your home and in your car

  • GO Bag should be prepared for any time of year- rotate clothing for the seasons

  • GO Bag should be updated every six months- change meds and check food dates

Attached is a list of items commonly placed in a GO Bag. Not all items on this list are necessary; this is a guideline to help prepare you in an emergency and have an ease of transfer for evacuations.

Emergency GO (Evacuation) Bag

  • Bottled Water (48 oz. to 60 oz. suggested)- Rotate out every year

  • Non perishable food and a manual can opener (ready to serve canned goods with pull tops are best)

  • Non perishable snacks- energy or protein bars, peanuts, peanut butter

  • Flashlight- spare batteries and bulb

  • Prescription medication for 7 days, along with copies/list of prescriptions

  • Small First Aid Kit

  • Change of clothing/socks for the season (pack clothes for layering)

  • Small blanket or throw

  • Wash cloth and hand towel

  • Comfortable Shoes and/or slippers

  • Rain gear/jacket or poncho

  • Hat or cap

  • Toiletries – soap, shampoo, toothbrush and paste, hand sanitizer or wipes, comb or small brush, feminine hygiene

  • Small collection of over counter medications- antacids, aspirin, sinus or cold, diarrhea, eye drops, cortisone cream

  • Toilet paper (small roll or ½ roll) and facial tissues

  • Pocket Knife or Swiss army type or Leatherman tool

  • Battery Operated AM/FM radio

  • Extra pair of glasses or hearing aids

  • Extra set house/car keys

  • Whistle

  • Small candle, matches and/or lighter

  • Comfort Items- book, crossword puzzles, cards, knitting, word search, small travel games

  • Spare cell phone chargers- home and car

  • Charged old cell phone- even without service plan phone will dial 9-1-1

  • Small garbage bags or plastic bags

  • Small amount of cash and coins

  • Some paper, pens, pencil, post its- if need to leave messages

  • Special needs items

  • Copies of important documents in waterproof bag- ID’s, insurance information, proof of address, passport, debit card

  • Recent family photo for identification purposes

  • Emergency Contacts- addresses and phone numbers of relatives and/or friends

Scott Township Emergency Management

301 Lindsay Road

Carnegie (Scott Twp.), PA 15106


Bower Hill VFD
161 Vanadium Road
Bridgeville PA 15017-3025

Emergency Dial 911

Business Phone 412-221-3497

Fax 412-221-3990


This Page Last Update:
October 24, 2012