October 28, 2021 - Blog Post


The residents stood in the snowy condo parking lot barefoot, pajama clad and unprepared on a personal level for the rapid dash from the smoke-filled halls following a 1 a.m. kitchen fire. It was an eerie scene to arrive at and remains fresh in my mind some years later. The nearby condominium across the way opened its lobby doors in response to a prearranged reciprocal emergency planning agreement set in place some years prior which the two condominium managers updated annually.

Step one get everyone to safety and out of the cold.  Check.

Some residents quickly realized how unprepared they each were for fleeing away from essential items with no notice. The very few residents who had been afforded the GO BAGinfo in the past were prepared and were surprised their neighbours were in chaos. Lets spread the word on the GO BAG far and wide ASAP.  It all starts right here. Right now. Heres the scoop!  

Essentials in an easy to carry bag stashed in the closet nearest to the exit door from your suite is what we call the GO BAG. Various organizations have published handouts and emergency preparedness should be a part of taking care of oneself and those we care for, and care about. Just some of the items to have in your GO BAGinclude:


Following are some links to resources about GO BAG planning that provide many ideas and tips to draw from:
https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/91f4-OEM_HighRiseGuide.pdf http://www.getemergencyprepared.com/forms/grabngo.pdf https://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/emergencies-and-disasters-in-canada/be-ready-emergency- preparedness-and-recovery/get-an-emergency-kit

Ready? Set? Go!   NOW you are READY!   Please pass it on to your friends, neighbours and loved ones.


Debbie Dale
MCRS Property Management

Tag(s): be prepared || condominium owners || Emergency Preparedness || GO Bag