MTstory6:2014The GO|STAY|KIT is mentioned in the Medford Mail Tribune newspaper, in southern Oregon June 2014.

Connie Saldana, Planner, Senior and Disability Services of the Rogue Valley Council of Governments, explains how to use the GO|STAY|KIT in this informative video.







emergency-management-mention-mayjune14When you think of the hundreds of DISASTER PREPAREDNESS related devices, equipment, and tools they had to choose from to fill their pages, its quite a distinction.

The GO|STAY|KIT® is featured on page 48 of the May/June 2014 edition of Emergency Management Magazine. This premier printed news magazine brings together leaders who drive the nation’s prevention, protection, and response and recovery operations. It has a circulation of 50,000, reaching 257,000 of the most influential public-sector decision makers. has 1.8m annual page views, 500k annual unique visitors, and 164k average monthly page views.

Emergency Management’s audience is the state, city and county leaders in the emergency management, public safety, and homeland security fields including first responders senior command (police, fire, EMS, HAZMAT), critical infrastructure authorities, IT directors and public health professionals. It is the only all-hazard and all-stakeholders media platform dedicated to fostering collaboration across all core stakeholder groups responsible for preparing for, and responding to, the full range of natural and man-made disasters.


photo[9]This past weekend we were at the OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) Drive Revolution event in Portland. What is Drive Revolution? Glad you asked. It’s a gathering of all things greenish – “transportation wise” including, bicycle enthusiasts, many electric cars, emergency preparedness, electric motorcycles, more bikes, and more electric cars, and generally a wide variety of vendors.

What were we doing there? Promoting emergency preparedness and telling people all about the GO|STAY|KIT that’s what. We wanted to compliment the good work done by The Allstate Foundation, and Points of Light, and Hands on Greater Portland. These organizations were on hand, (pardon the pun) helping people to create their very own emergency preparedness Kit. The Allstate Foundation supplied all the items that went into the Kits, and Hands on Greater Portland was there supplying the volunteer people-power to help[17]

A big shout-out of “Thanks” to The Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross which was kind enough to allow us to display the GO|STAY|KIT at their booth. Also, glad to see the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management was there too…talking to people about disaster preparedness.

The idea is for people to create their own emergency preparedness Kits so that they’ll be ready for any type of emergency situation. These Kits will help save lives in case of a natural or manmade disaster or other[12]