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It’s important to be prepared for any and all emergencies; always keep your first aid supplies intact and up to date. Make sure to replenish items as necessary and take note of expiration dates so you can immediately replace them. Every home and office needs a first aid kit, but it’s also a good idea to have one in your car.

car first aid kit

Here are some basic first aid supplies:

  • Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes for disinfection
  • Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection
  • Adhesive bandages, sterile dressings and surgical tape
  • Disposable gloves and scissors
  • Eye wash solution and burn ointment
  • Over the counter medicines such as pain relievers and anti-diarrhea medications

Emergency Pet Food

Author: Rachel
January 22, 2009

Emergency Cat or Dog Food Buying complete, convienent, and ready to go emergency pet survival food is the best way to always be prepared for emergencies for you and your pet. 

 Pet Travel Bowl  We use the emergency cat and/or dog food meals as we travel as well.  We bring along our pet travel bowel and some extra water, a few other pet supplies, and we are off.

January 19, 2009
Medical Kits Make All The Difference

Whether for natural disasters like earthquake, hurricane, tornado or El Nino, every family should invest and keep disaster medical kits on hand. Being prepared for an emergency will make a big difference in how you react and act in the event. Having a proper emergency kit will help you have the tools you need and you will find that you are much calmer knowing that you are prepared to handle the event.

Medical kits are very important during any unexpected emergencies. Having one allows you to administer necessary medical attention, while professional medical help is on the way. That is why it is recommended that you know how to use your medical kit. It is more than just putting iodine on a scraped knee. If you purchase a medical kit, you will also receive a manual on how to use the products in it.

January 16, 2009

Emergency evacuation supplies and plans for both your home and your office. One never knows when an emergency may strike and it is best to have a clearly planned evacuation scenario in place. After all, what if the emergency struck in the middle of the night? Would you be at your sharpest, thinking clearly, being woken from a deep slumber to chaos? No. That is why you should think through disaster scenarios during a time of normalcy. What evacuation routes will you take? What precautions need to be in place? What supplies and tools should you have on hand and incorporate into your emergency evacuation plans?When you sit down with your family to work on your emergency evacuation supplies and plans you should set a number of parameters. Designate a meeting place for everyone to gather once they’ve evacuated the premises. Identify all exits and possible evacuation point available in the structure. Develop different plans for different scenarios. Should a fire break out, certain exits may not be available for escape usage. Part of your emergency plans should involve making sure you have good quality smoke alarms and that their batteries are changed often enough to ensure they are in optimal working condition.  Another helpful alarm system to factor into your emergency evacuation supplies and plans is a carbon monoxide alarm. This silent and scentless gas can be very harmful, and even cause death. An alarm system in your home or office would alert you to the presence of an unhealthy level of carbon monoxide.Other essential emergency evacuation supplies include fire extinguishers, fire escape ladders and fire blankets. Think of it this way, if a fire is literally knocking at your bedroom door, wouldn’t having a fire escape ladder to put outside your window give you a lot of peace of mind? Every home and office should contain multiple fire extinguishers to aid in putting out fires as they start and preventing them from turning into large scale emergencies.In summary, it is prudent to prepare your emergency evacuation supplies and plans in advance. You should have a plan in place for both your home and your office. Make sure all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are functioning. Equip your residence and office with fire extinguishers. Plan escape routes. Update and revise your plan often.

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