September is National Preparedness Month and CMC Government Supply would like to encourage everyone to get involved with their local Community Emergency Response Team programs (CERT). CERT educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
CERT programs encourage people to be informed, make a plan, and buy a kit. CMC is proud to offer many options from the Emergency Kit which is perfect for families and businesses to first aid kits to products that can be used to build your own kit or add to an existing one.
Many CERT teams also use this time of year to get stocked up on supplies that have been depleted throughout the year. CMC Government Supply is a proud distributor of many products used by CERT programs. Pre-packaged CERT kits come with a great backpack, either a 16” or 22”, a CERT helmet and vest, as well as work gloves and safety goggles. Deluxe kits have additional items including nitrile gloves, medical supplies, N95 mask, light stick, survival blanket and more.
A must for everyone is Cyalume SnapLight light sticks, which provide an important light source that lasts up to 12 hours. These light sticks are so affordable that many can be purchased to make sure you have enough for employees or family members. Other items to be considered are nonperishable food, can openers, flashlights, gas and water shut off tools, and particulate respirator masks.
CMC Government has many products that can assist in an emergency situation. For more on Preparedness products see http://www.cmcgov.com/store/pc/Emergency-Preparedness-Kits-Supplies-c438.htm. CERT members will want to visit http://www.cmcgov.com/store/pc/CERT-Kits-Professional-CERT-Products-CERT-Equipment-and-CERT-Supplies-c128.htm.
DALLAS, TX February 5, 2013 – CMC Government Supply is proud to be an Emergency Preparedness resource to people who want to protect their most valuable assets – lives. Preparing for an emergency, natural disaster, power outage or even surviving in the outdoors is very important. Having emergency food on hand provides peace of mind as well as vital nutrition if needed. CMC Government Supply has broadened the selection of emergency food they offer to fit many dietary needs as well as different budgets.
CMC Government Supply now has emergency food products from the Wise Company, including Grab and Go Kits in breakfasts, breakfast and entree combos, and full entrees. Freeze dried vegetable and sauces, fruit, and meat are also available. Other Kits like the 72 Hour Emergency Food Kit and the 52 Serving Wise Prepper Food pack are smart additions to the family emergency kit. The Wise Company products have a shelf life of 25 years, so an investment of emergency food will be there to provide nourishment in an emergency for many years to come.
The Wise Company products come in mylar pouches, which are more convenient and much lighter than aluminum cans. Mylar bags also allow the consumer to eat the portion they desire and seal the rest, reducing waste.
CMC Government Supply is also carrying a variety of products by HeaterMeals. HeaterMeals come in either pouches or trays which contain food that is fully cooked, fresh and visually appealing and ready to eat when opened. The meals are heated by the patented TRUETECH™ Self-Heating Technology which is a simple combination of food grade iron and magnesium powder, salt, and water. When the contents of the water pouch are poured over the heater pad, the Food Heater releases enough heat to warm-up a pre-cooked meal 100 degrees Fahrenheit in approximately 10-minutes. These meals have a shelf life ranging from one to five years. HeaterMeals come in a variety of assortments available from CMC Government Supply.
Having sufficient supplies of Emergency food on hand is a big step towards being prepared for the unexpected. For more information on specific Emergency Food Supplies see http://www.cmcgov.com/store/pc/Emergency-Food-Supplies-c503.htm. Other products like Emergency Preparedness Kits and Emergency Survival Products can be reviewed at http://www.cmcgov.com/store/pc/Emergency-Preparedness-Kits-Supplies-c438.htm.