Recommended Staff Personal Items List


What Staff Should Bring? :

In order to ensure that the staff’s personal needs are met during the emergency period, they are encouraged to bring the following items:

  • Sleeping bag, bed roll and/or a lounge chair

  • Pillow

  • Change of clothing for 7 days

  • Appropriate comfortable footwear -

(Appropriate Footwear:

  • For normal shelter operations, work shoes, sturdy tennis shoes or walking shoes.  NO open-   toe sandals, flip-flops, etc.

  •  For field operations, the footwear should be suitable for the conditions.  Working in a hazardous environment where nails, jagged metal, broken glass and similar debris is located will require the use of sturdy work boots, up to and including steel-toe boots. 

  • All footwear, especially boots, should be worn with thick socks and should be thoroughly broken in before deployment to avoid blisters and broken skin in a hazardous environment.)

  • Drinking water

  • Non-perishable food/snacks

  •  Manual can opener

  • Toiletry items (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, foot powder, etc.)

  • Sunscreen

  • Toilet tissue

  • Towel, washcloth and soap

  •  Flashlight with extra batteries

  •  Headlamp with extra batteries

  • Radio with extra batteries

  • Diversion aids (cards, games, books, etc.)

  • Medications for 7 days

  • ID badge

  •  Rain jacket/wet weather gear

  • Cash (but not too much)

  •  Fanny pack (no purse)

  • Multiple channel walkie-talkie (if they have a set)


IMPORTANT NOTE:  If the staff is accompanied by family to the SpNS, they should bring enough of the items listed above to make their family’s stay as comfortable as possible.

Kitten and fishGunFruits and Vegetablesglass of beer**DO NOT BRING**

Pets, Firearms,
Alcoholic Beverages or

Perishable Food Items



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