Portable emergency lighting is an essential tool for police, fire and utility workers; however, emergency equipment is also essential for everyone. An emergency by definition is a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action. The ability to manage an emergency involves planning and preparation.
Portable lighting, which includes flashlights, lanterns, LED electronic flares, and LED batons are invaluable during power outages or when an accident occurs. Lighting is necessary to identify potential hazards, help with search and rescue and provide a sense of comfort. LED lighting is available in all forms of portable devices and ranges from blinding bright light to low level light. There are times when excessive bright light can actually be a hindrance. For situations where high contrast illumination is desired that is not overwhelmingly bright consider the NightStar Green LED No Battery flashlight.
For most people power outages last but a few hours but increasingly as severe weather, flooding, fires, earthquakes and tsunamis strike with devastating effect power outages and other emergency situations are measured in weeks or longer in extreme cases.
The longer lead time a person has for monitoring an advisory, warning or watch issued by the weather service the more proactive a person can be with taking shelter or evacuating an area. Communication tools such as a radio that includes a crank radio or NOAA weather radio equipped with automatic alarm, and a means of charging a cell phone or other low voltage device via a remote charging station such as a solar charger are all tools that should be considered if not included in an emergency kit at home, work or the vehicle.
Appliedinnotech.com offers a wide range of emergency equipment including lighting, radios, emergency signaling devices and solar charging stations. Our assortment of shake, crank, solar and battery powered devices are manufactured for reliability and performance. We take safety seriously. The level of devastation that can occur in a matter of seconds is unimaginable unless you have witnessed such an event in person. TV news is no substitute for the real thing!
A tragic lesson learned from Hurricane Katrina is the number of human fatalities attributed to pet owners staying home to protect their beloved family members of the furry kind. Fortunately emergency response officials learned this lesson well and during the recent Colorado floods rescue workers understood the importance of rescuing both human and non-human creatures alike deploying significant resources including air and boat rescue to accomplish that goal.
The Colorado rescue project was dubbed No Pet Left Behind and its implementation was a tremendous success. Once rescued hundreds of volunteers opened their homes and property to provide a helping hand to evacuated homeowners by offering shelter and food to humans and pets alike.
Our pets welcome us home or ride shot gun in the car or truck as we run our errands about town. They are our best buds on many occasions and their loyalty is unmatched; especially dogs, my personal bias. Making sure our dogs and cats, not discounting the assortment of other critters we welcome into our lives, are safe during difficult times involves spending a few minutes to assemble emergency supplies that can be used to provide pet first aid.
The Humane Society publishes a list of basic supplies and other useful items that may very well be a life saver for your family member. In many cases your emergency supplies serve double duty and are suitable for both human and pet alike. When putting together your own personal safety kit take a few minutes to look at the list published on the Humane Society web site and think about augmenting your kit to include supplies suitable for pet emergency response. You never know if the pet you help may be that of a stranger who will be eternally grateful that you were able to help rescue or save a family member.
There is no time like the present to address emergency preparedness preparations. Earlier this year it was devastating fires that scorched millions of acres across the western states. This past week rains of biblical proportions flooded Colorado and New Mexico. The threat of more rain looms as favorable conditions in the Gulf of Mexico support the formation of a tropical storm or maybe even the first hurricane of 2013 to impact the continental U.S.
The severity of natural disasters continues to increase. Is it global warming or merely deviations in what is typically referred to as the natural cycle, aka seasonal averages? With the change of season come shorter days and the inevitable transition to cooler then down right colder temperatures. We know this is the order of things so why not make sure we are prepared for what is coming down the road.
The best emergency preparedness for difficult conditions is planning for “what ifs” including power outages, disabled vehicle, getting stranded when severe weather makes travel unsafe to move on. The Ready.gov web site is one of numerous resources that provide details of what an emergency kit should contain. No matter what checklist you refer to each and every one includes the importance of a reliable flashlight.
EcoCentricNow LLC via our appliedinnotech.com web site offers a variety of flashlights that are ideal for every kit including kits for the home, work or vehicle. Our rechargeable capacitor and battery lights provide illumination without the concern of running out of batteries. Our crank flashlights, Vortex and LightStorm SL1, provide bright illumination and can also be used to charge cell phones. In this day of staying in touch, it’s comforting to know that your cell phone will be available even when the power grid is down.
September is Emergency Preparedness month and what better way to make sure you’re prepared for what the fall and winter months may bring is to make sure you have reliable lighting. The Vortex Crank flashlight is a spotlight, floodlight, emergency signal, and phone charger. It’s also waterproof to 33 feet. Vortex is a robust flashlight designed to withstand years of use. This is not a cheesy crank flashlight the goes whir and produces a marginal amount of light. Vortex spotlight with illuminate objects over 100 feet away or flood an area over 30 away with bright white light.
ECN is proud to supply our customers including The Preparedness Shop with our quality flashlights. Check out their great selection of other gear to get you through and emergency or enjoy a camping adventure.