Gifting Peace of Mind

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Important Gifts That Can Save Lives

Every year millions of American lives are disrupted by natural disasters ranging from earthquakes and severe storms to floods and wildfire. But all disasters large or small share a common theme, focusing attention on the importance of disaster preparedness and the critical need to take action before disaster strikes. The trick is to convert good intentions into good deeds, and according to FEMA there’s no time like the holidays.

Disaster-ready gifts can save lives, and are a wonderful way of welcoming in 2012. Helping to better prepare neighbors, friends and families for emergencies is a great way to say “I care.” Emergency and preparedness items that might make great gifts this holiday season include:

  • NOAA Weather Radios and extra batteries
  • Enrollment in a CPR or first-aid class
  • Smoke detectors
  • Emergency cell phones
  • Appropriate fire extinguishers (kitchen, garage, car)
  • Disaster kits for homes, offices and vehicles
  • Pet disaster kits
  • A camp stove with extra fuel

A wealth of information and preparedness tips is available from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Ready.gov site and from FEMA at: www.fema.gov.

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