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Disaster Preparedness Checklist For Home

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In times of unexpected disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, or other emergencies, the safety of your family is paramount. With over 25 years of firefighting experience, I've seen firsthand the difference preparedness can make. To ensure your family's well-being, I've compiled a top 4 emergency preparedness checklist to help you face real-life threatening situations confidently.

1. First Aid Kit

Injuries can't wait. In a disaster, hospitals are inundated, and emergency services are stretched thin. This “Real” First Aid Kit becomes your frontline defense. I recommend a kit equipped with essentials like a CPR mouth barrier, trauma dressings, sterile burn dressing, sterile water, splints, paramedic scissors, and more. The ability to address severe bleeding, shock, burns, and fractures is crucial when professional help might not be immediately available. 

2. Car Survival Kit

Our cars are extensions of our homes, often accompanying us everywhere. Equipping each family car with a survival kit containing food, water, first aid supplies, warmth, and a flashlight ensures you're prepared regardless of your location.

3. Fire Extinguisher

Post-disaster fires can escalate quickly. An ABC fire extinguisher is an invaluable tool for tackling small fires before they grow uncontrollable. Simple to use and easy to acquire, it's an essential component of home safety.

4. Utility Shut-off Tool

In any disaster, being able to manage your home's utilities is vital. A Utility Shutoff Wrench enables you to safely turn off gas and water meters. Familiarize every family member with the location of these utilities and the main electrical panel for swift action when needed.

Emergency Preparedness Checklist For Your Family

Beyond these essentials, keep important documents and cash in a fire-proof safe or safety deposit box. Ensure all family members are knowledgeable in utility shut-off procedures and basic first aid, including CPR.

Our Family Disaster Survival Kit for the home is the perfect 72 hours Disaster Grab and Go bag for earthquake preparedness for the family. It also includes First Aid Guide Booklet  that covers first aid treatment for CPR, Bleeding, and wounds, Head injuries, Nosebleeds, Dental injuries, Chest and Abdominal injuries, Poison, Burns, Hypothermia, Heat-related emergencies, Stroke, Diabetics and a lot more. Store in your bedroom to have your disaster preparedness supplies at your fingertips when you are most vulnerable.


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