CMC Government Supply Encourages Citizens to Build an Emergency Kit in National Preparedness Month

CMC Government Supply is urging Americans to take action during the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Preparedness Month of September. That action includes preparing an emergency plan for your family, office or business and having an emergency kit stocked and ready to use.

emergencykitBuilding an emergency kit gives you the tools you need to help others. CMC Government Supply is featuring all the items you need to build your own Emergency Kit.  Start first with a red Emergency Duffel Bag, Go Bag, Backpack or C.E.R.T. bag. Add items like an 81 or 242 piece First Aid Kit, splints, emergency blankets, N95 masks and nitrile gloves.

Electrical power is typically lost in disasters which makes emergency lighting a key item to have in Emergency Kits.  CMC features Rayovac Industrial Grade LED Indestructible Lights that come with alkaline batteries and a Lifetime Warranty.  Another great lighting solution to include is a box of Cyalume SnapLight Light Sticks which are lightweight, waterproof and provide light for up to 12 hours.  They come in a variety of colors and can equip many people with needed light for an affordable price.

Tools like the On Duty Emergency 4 in 1 Emergency Tool to shut off gas and water as well as can openers and locking pliers are also necessary additions to your kit. Other items like a helmet, signal whistle, duct tape, and work gloves should be considered.

CMC Government Supply also has pre-assembled Professional CERT Kits for Community Emergency Response Teams.  These CERT backpacks come pre-loaded with emergency supplies or you can build your own. CERT Teams play an important role in our communities, serving as volunteers in times of need.  They strive to be trained and prepared.  CMC strives to provide them with quality CERT gear to do their job.

Preparing for disasters is smart and easy to do with dependable gear and emergency supplies from CMC Government Supply, the same place professional emergency responders go for their equipment.  Visit for more information.

CMC Government Supply Offers Cyalume Emergency SnapLights to Prepare for Severe Weather and Emergencies

CMC Government Supply wants to help families prepare for summer storms by stocking their emergency kits with updated supplies. With that goal in mind, CMC Government Supply is featuring SnapLight light sticks this week from Cyalume Technologies, based in Massachusetts.

“With hurricane season right around the corner, now is a great time to double-check emergency kits and replace old equipment,” says CMC Vice President Debby Parker. “It’s wise for families to keep emergency kits in their homes and vehicles and a source of light is a crucial part of those kits. Businesses can also be prepared with this economical and easy-to-store emergency light solution for the office.”

Unlike flashlights, which depend on batteries that go bad and bulbs that burn out, the 6-inch SnapLights don’t need to be maintained and give dependable light for up to 12 hours. High intensity lights with a 30-minute illumination time are also available. These American-made lights come individually wrapped in foil to keep out moisture and light and are available in six different colors.

SnapLight light sticks are safe for even children to use. Cyalume Technologies makes them with non-toxic chemicals and the lights don’t produce heat. Because of these unique features, they are the light of choice in many situations and environments.  SnapLights can be used near combustible gases and leaking fuels where other lights could spark a fire or explosion.

Cyalume Technologies SnapLights are on the GSA Advantage, so government offices and first responders can take advantage of the competitive pricing and stock up. Texas purchasers can use the state’s BuyBoard to buy these and several other items from CMC Government Supply. More information about products from Cyalume Technologies is available at