In the planning stage, the ESS team should have put together a kit for GL. Ideally, there would be one GL kit within each designated GL facility. In some communities, however, one mobile GL kit is shared between the GL facilities. The mobile kit may be located off-site and at a central location such as a trailer, fire hall, or school. During an event that would require a GL opening, the GL Manager would be responsible for making arrangements for the delivery of the kit to the GL facility.
Possible contents for a basic GL kit include:
Large signs to identify the service/sectioned-off areas (e.g., GL outdoor sign, Check In/Check Out, Sleeping Area A/B/C, etc.)
Wristbands and bed assignment numbering
A sign reminding to protect the privacy of residents (e.g., To protect the privacy of residents within this group lodging facility, please DO NOT use video recording devices or photography devices of any kind including cell phone cameras. Thank you.)
Signs reminding to prevent infections diseases by handwashing, etc.
Stationary and Office Supplies
- Pens, pads of paper, clipboards, log sheets, message forms, flip chart, felt markers, masking tape, paper clips, rubber bands, scissors, stapler/staples, thumb tacks, file folders, filing boxes, etc.
- Flashlights, cones, AM/FM radio, batteries, extension cords, power bars (for charging stations), matches, whistles, 24-hour clock, out-of-bounds tape/flagging tape, etc.
- Various sized bandages, gauze, cold packs, etc. or a basic or level 1 first aid kit
Checklists, Aids, and FormsFunction checklists and aids can be found in the GLOG
Supplier list with contact numbers
Function checklists and function aids (see Resources link to GLOG)
Registration Forms, a few Referral Forms, Requisition Forms