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Pet Survival

Author: Cindy
June 28, 2010

Fear sometimes makes our nerves freeze still. The thought of losing our pets during a crisis can make you even more fragile. There are people who have pets at their homes and are so attached to them that they will not leave their home during a crisis.  There are also pet owners in a panic-laden situation that forget to carry their pets with them. The occupants are often then do not even have the option of getting back and bring their pets, resulting mostly in a tragic death of the helpless animal.  The responsibility of the owners increases even more with a pet that cannot discriminate between a dangerous and an ordinary situation.

With the sudden outbreak of a disaster, the circumstances may force the occupants to vacate their house within minutes.  It is necessary for the owners to learn the tips and precautions that are beneficial to help the pets. Similarly, using the same preventive measures to ensure that the pet is secured during an emergency is equally necessary. When you love your pet saving its life while battling against the odds is your duty.

What to do when the disaster strikes? When a disaster strikes most people care more about the human casualties than the animals. Essential services like water, food, and life support equipment are often lacking when it comes to treating pets. For surviving such shortfalls, you should ensure that when a crisis occurs, your pet is secured and cared for.  Here are some simple tips and tricks to follow:

Preparation for Pets:

- Know where your pets can be shifted during a crisis.

- Keep your pets’ vaccination card and records with you.

- Make an id card for your pet or use a dog tag id, providing the necessary information like contact name, address, phone numbers.

- Have disaster kits ready with equipments like extra ID tags, leashes, collars, water, food, medicines, photos and health records to prove your ownership.

- Prepare first aid kits with necessary vet information and medicines and also authorization to treat your pet.

- Gather relief information from multiple resources. So that when a crisis occurs you know where to get help from.

- Train your pet how to board the vehicles.

- Keep your neighbors informed that you own a pet and keep your neighbors contact information with you or in your emergency kit. – Know about the organization in your area that can help during a crisis.

- Always keep a photocopy of your pet and ownership papers.  

- Prepare a pet first aid kit with all the unique supplies, food, water, bowels, cages, pet vaccines, bandages, blanket and others supplies that may be needed.

- Last but not the least train your pet to differentiate between objects that should be gotten close to and the ones that are dangerous

Preparing for pet emergencies in advance is the main factor that will help save your pet in a crisis.  Getting  a pet emergency kit is a good place to start preparing for pet emergencies.

Pets are at times trusted by people more than their fellowmen, or so goes a saying. Therefore, isn’t it obvious that you would want to keep your pet safe and secure from injuries or harm? However, with animals as frolicsome as cats and dogs, accidents do happen and pets often hurt themselves – some with minor scratches while others sustain severe injuries.

Therefore, pet safety products are important to keep in your house as well as in and around places where your pet frequents. For instance, if you take your pet cat to your chamber or work station every morning for some hours of pure fun, take care to have a pet first aid kit installed within your work area to prevent emergency situations from getting out of hand. Pet safety products especially, medical emergency kits meant for pets come in handy for owners who don’t have vets or vet hospitals near their home. You’ll need pet safety products and emergency supplies to safeguard your pampered pets from any harm. In fact, during Hurricane Katrina, pet owners had abandoned exotic animals and pets as they didn’t have any pet safety products to take care of their darlings. Hundreds of animals strayed onto the streets as their owners ditched them due to the unavailability of pet safety emergency supplies and first aid kits for the creatures.

You can stop this from happening to your cute little Pomeranian or by planning well before disaster strikes. A pet safety kit is easily available online – from hundreds of dealers catering to the demands of pet owners. It doesn’t cost a fortune too – starting from only $45.00! With the investment being so less, saving your favorite bird or pooch is not that difficult as you would have assumed. A pet first aid kit contains a lot of what is carried in a pack of emergency preparedness supplies or medical first aid kits meant for humans. These include – bandages, wraps, splints, pet ointments, poop bags, emergency food supplies and water storage suitable for the pet, chew sticks and blankets. You may also carry a toy to engage the pet while first aid is being administered to it.

Saving your pet in case of sudden emergencies neither costs you a fortune in terms of money nor is it as complicated as it may sound. Pet safety products have simplified the whole procedure down to ‘Do-it-Yourself’! All you need to do is know what to do and when to do it!

Emergency Radio

Author: Roger
June 20, 2010

Emergency RadioOnce you have your emergency kit and supplies and a plan; staying informed before, during, and after an emergency is vital.  

 A good emergency radio that does not need batteries is the best.  One that has a flashlight built into it is good.   A portable AM/FM shortwave radio is even better.  Here is one that comes with 4 shortwave bands, TV Channels 2-13, weather channel, and VHF high bank to keep you informed.

first aid kitemergency kitImportance of Industrial First Aid Kits:

Anybody who has been an employee or an employer in the industrial sector knows the hazards and threats that loom large in the sector as far as health and security is concerned. Perhaps, the industrial sector is one of the most dangerous work areas. This is why most employers or employees cannot overlook the importance or urgency of an industrial first aid kit. Almost all governments across the world have made it mandatory for first aid kits to be easily available to employees of organizations, irrespective of their size, budget or staff constitution. Having first aid kits and emergency supplies for injuries and other problems at the workplace is also beneficial for the employers. This is because of two reasons:

#1. An injury or accident means loss of manpower and considerable loss in the actual output of the company, i.e. profits!

#2. A lot of workers sue the employer as a party that is responsible indirectly, increasing the chances of the employer to face legal trouble if he does not facilitate the usage or availability of emergency kits or first aid supplies.

Emergency supplies and first aid kits today do not cost a fortune, which gives another reason to invest in them. A first aid kit for a dozen-strong taskforce can cost about $50 while a 50-man staff contingent may require a first aid kit worth $250. With such low amount of investment, one can create a secure environment in a factory and be prepared for freak injuries or accidents. An ideal first aid kit for an industrial sector worker should contain some of the basic contents of a medical emergency kit as well as other important first aid supplies. Gloves, masks, gowns, bandages, tapes, gauze, scissors, ointments, wipes, emergency food supplies and emergency lights, etc. should be present in an industrial first aid kit. A first aid kit should be ideally attached to a wall or within an easily accessible cabinet so that in case of an emergency any worker can locate it without difficulty.  Waterproof and watertight containers or bags should contain the emergency supplies and medical first aid kits. This way, you assure the first aid kit to be sturdy enough for use when an actual emergency occurs. First aid kits are available aplenty online, with the latest supplies and medical first aid kit materials being made available through multiple online dealers at subsidized prices. The price also reduces when bought in bulk, especially, for corporations that have several industrial branches around. Therefore, it is advisable to have an industrial first aid kit at hand while at work – both for the employee as well as for the employer!

June 8, 2010

Emergency supplies storageYou’ve put a good deal of time and effort into planning your emergency supplies, tools, evacuation and disaster relief plans. All of that planning will do you no good if do not practive good emergency supplies storage. If your house’s heating system goes out on the coldest night of the year and you can’t find your solar blankets and sleeping bags, then all that pre-planning is wasted. It is absolutely imperative that you mark all of your emergency supplies and make sure they are portable and ready to go for anyone in your household who needs to use them.

The following tips for emergency supplies storage ideas should help you get it all under control. First let’s consider your trauma kits and first aid kits. Hopefully when you purchased them they came with a case or backpack style container to hold all of the various bandages and creams and splints and other supplies. However, if you purchased your medical supplies separately, it is important that you purchase a case to hold them all in one central, easy to find location.

Backpacks and plastic art supply cases are perfect for holding all of your first aid needs. Remember to label your supplies so there is no confusion when they are needed. You may want to consider a heavy duty rubber 55 gallon tote on wheels as the ideal emergency supplies storage ideas. Use backpacks and duffle style roll bags to parcel out supplies by category. Another good idea is use a five gallon bucket with a lid.

First aid supplies, sleeping linens, heat generating equipment and emergency shelter rations should all be separate and labeled and marked. You want to be able to open the lid to a bucket or drum and grab the kit you need for the specific emergency at hand. Purchase the right storage system and this will be easily accomplished. It is frustrating when you need something and cannot find it.

Now let’s drop an emergency like a natural disaster on you and you’re hunting for flashlights in the dark. This is not an ideal scenario, especially when you’ve spent so much time and effort planning out your emergency supplies. Take a little bit more time for planning your emergency supplies storage ideas and when it comes time to use those supplies, they’ll be easy to find, readily available and you will breathe a huge sigh of relief. Being prepared, and ready for all types of emergencies, is always the best situation.

June 7, 2010

For those leading a faster paced life, personal safety and personal security is a serious matter to think upon.  A threatening situation or a criminal act can victimize you or your family members anywhere and anytime, but risks can be reduced by assuming more responsibility for your own security.  Personal safety and security is applicable in almost every aspect of normal life.  There are different forms of personal security including residential security, security while traveling, security measures for children, surveillance and deterring or repulsing an assault.

Residential Security: Let’s begin and cover residential security which is a major cause of concern.  Below is a guideine that should be followed, which includes:

- While you move out, check that all entrances including the service doors and gates are properly closed and have quality locks installed with deadbolts.

- Make sure that while leaving, the front door, rear entrance, service doors, garage doors, gate, patio entrance, entrance to the swimming pool, sliding glass door and the guest house doors are all shut and locked properly.

- Provide an extra key to a close neighbor and try keeping the doors shut even when you are with your family members inside the house.

- If the windows at your home have bars and grills make sure that they have proper fire safety measures. – Try to keep a fire extinguisher on every floor of your house. Having one in the kitchen is essentially required.

- Check the smoke detectors at regular intervals and replace batteries immediately when required.

- Emergency lights or flash lights are frequently available in the market, keep at least two in your home.

- Know your neighbors and try to develop a cordial relation with them.

- While at home practice safety drills and make yourself and other family members aware of the safety measure that can spontaneously be used while in any kind of emergency.

- Last but not the least, always reside in a location that offers the most security.

Establish an emergency preparedness plan and buy a good emergency kits with some extra emergency  supplies:

Selecting the emergency supplies for your emergency kit is a matter of your unique situation. However there are certain essential supplies that should be kept and used. These include:

- Fire extinguisher

- Fresh water

- A 3-day supply of food – Flashlight

- Extra batteries for flashlight and radio

- Bedding

- Sterno stove, fuel

- Candles, matches, flashlight

- Solar radio or shortwave radio

- Medical or first aid kits

- Toilet facilities and supplies

Note that all the above discussed personal safety and security measures are not only applicable at home, but these preventive measures should be followed while you are away from home. In spite of being acquainted with all the above discussed safety measures, you should always be prepared for the unexpected and remain alert during your daily routine and avoiding flirting with danger.

June 1, 2010
Essential Emergency Suppliesemergency supplies

For many people, it’s difficult deciding what kind of emergency kits to purchase. After all, there are so many options available, and you have the added pressure of knowing the safety of your family very well may depend on the quality of the products that you choose. With that in mind, make sure that you have the following items at your immediate disposal.

For one, always make sure you have access to clean, safe drinking water. This is perhaps the most important factor in staying healthy and safe. In a similar vein, you also want a store of non-perishable food. In your emergency supplies, don’t forget to also include a light source such as matches, lighters, or candles. You’ll also want to be stocked with a high quality first aid kit in case anyone sustains injuries during the disaster.

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