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With the ongoing and increasing incidents of mass shootings, Lifesecure is getting increasing requests for a gunshot would kit. So today starts the development process for a MobileAid brand gunshot wound kit that can be used by lay people and trained lay responders in a shooting incident.
The purpose of the gunshot wound kit will be to keep people alive until trained EMS and other medical personnel arrive on the scene. It will address the critical window of opportunity to save a life that begins the moment someone is injured in a shooting.
So join us as our product development staff works on this kit.
The very first question is, "What are the 'must haves' in a gunshot wound kit?"
What would you put in a gunshot wound kit? Give us your input and tell us your expertise.
While in a best case scenario you may find yourself already at home with plenty of supplies as a disaster strikes, and the situation may allow you to "shelter in place" and stay away from less secure environments, this may not always be the case. In a severe emergency, you may find yourself in a situation where you have to evacuate to get home or to leave your home if it is unsafe. In many evacuation scenarios you may not find yourself in the relative isolation and security of your car. This will potentially put you out in public with whatever emergency supplies you have. So think about this...
While it's important to have the right supplies to keep you and your family secure for three days or more in a disaster situation, it can also important not to "advertise" your level of preparedness to others. Especially in an urban environment in which you may be among many strangers, most of whom will NOT be prepared with their own supplies (this is just a reality), it is important to keep a low profile. In a less than secure environment, don't "advertise" what you have by what you use to carry it.
Your selection of a backpack or bag that has a design and color that will not readily signal what is inside may help you avoid becoming a victim of those who, out of despirtation, may be willing to try to take your supplies from you. If you have to travel by foot in a desparate sitiation, a bag with clear "Emergency" colors, lettering or design, may scream, "I've got what you don't!"
While disasters can bring out the good in many people, the more dire the situation, the more likley that some people will do whatever it takes to meet their own immediate needs. If it is clear that you have what they need, you may become a target of violence that could deprive you of needed supplies, or worse, leave you injured or dead.
Here is an example of a "Survival Kit" pack that might prove problematic in an "unfriendly" urban post-disaster environment. While high-visibility backpacks and bags have their place and very practical application in emergencies, if you are in a high density urban/suburban environment you are safer to stay with backpacks and bags that don't have a specific "emergency" look. You will want to avoid bright emergency colors like red, orange, yellow, or green. You will also want to avoid using a military style backpacks that may signal that you are well prepared. You will espcially want to avoid showing your supplies by dangling knives, flashlights, and other supplies on the outside as you might naturally do in a wilderness suvival situation.
Think "stealth." Stick to black, navy blue, or other colors that don't draw attention. At Lifesecure, we have always offered such options in our emergency preparedness product line. Recently we sold a large amount of our SecurEvac Stealth-200 24-Hour Urban/Suburban Evacuation Kit (50200) to a well known national company. They plan to provide these kits to their employees who work in urban areas and who, in a disaster, might have to try to get home without the aid of their usual modes of transportation. They wisely chose a kit that will not tend to draw attention to itself. This kit is packed in a small black bag with only a small logo that helps in initial identification but which will not draw attention in use.
To stay secure in an emergency situation you may need to think about others and their reactions as much as you do about your own preparedness and plans. Think carefully about the potential situations you may face. If you are likley to have to evacuate on foot in an environemnt that may not be safe, chose to carry your supplies in a way that will keep you in a low profile. This may go a long way to helping you be secure in an unsure world.
That's what the lady at the post office told me as we talked about the tornadoes just reported in another state yesterday. She must not know about the one that wiped out a small town and killed several people just 30 or so miles from here in the past few weeks. She also must not know that tornadoes can happen anywhere in the United States and do happen in many other countries.
There is also a misconcpetion that tornadoes only happen in rural areas. This may myth may largely be due to the fact that the central part of the United States, where tornadoes are most common, includes many rural areas.
Over the years we have set up automatic discount codes for many companies seeking to prepare their employees at work and to encourage them and their families to be prepared at home.
We have made our LifeSecure Corporate and Employee Discount Program very simple by providing a discount code that the company or its employees can enter at the checkout for an automatic discount. These discounts are good on any product we offer on www.lifesecure.com.
Many companies love our program because it requires no administrative effort. All a company needs to do is communicate the discount code to its employees.
If you would like us to set up this program for your company or organization, just give us a call at 877-877-5522 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to help you keep everyone in your organization secure in case of an emergency or disaster.
Here are a few of the companies who have looked to Lifesecure to help them keep their employees secure in an emergency or disaster:
Alcoa Boeing BMO Financial CB Richard Ellis Chevron Clorox Conoco Phillips Corizon Disney EMC Exxon Mobil FedEx Fidelity Investments Frito Lay General Mills, Inc. Hilton Hotels IKEA Indymac Bancorp
John Deere Kaiser Permanente Kawasaki Motors Corp. Liberty Mutual Insurance Macy’s Mercury General Milliken & Company Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Raytheon Securitas Snap-on Tools Sony U.S.A. Sovereign Bank Suncor Energy Time Warner Toyota, U.S.A. Wachovia Corp. Weyerhaeuser
* Numerous large and small businesses, law firms, banks, and medical practices