When Superstorm Sandy knocked out power in Baltimore, Thomas Kirsch, M.D., was unfazed. The emergency physician at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and director of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Refugee and Disaster Response had studied many natural disasters, including the devastation left behind by Hurricane Katrina. So as Sandy made its way up the East Coast, he already had everything on hand that he could ever need to ride out the coming power outage.
He and his family ended up spending four days without power, camping in the living room and cooking food on a propane camping stove. In the evenings, they illuminated the room with battery-powered headlights.
“Being prepared is huge, because it minimizes the impact of a disaster for you and loved ones you can help with planning,” Kirsch says. It can also contribute to resiliency and mental health after the disaster passes.
The American Family Safety company knows you have taken a giant step—one that many residents of your community have avoided. You have acknowledged that disasters occur when you least expect them, and you understand the need to prepare your family for emergencies.
Helping you find the right disaster kit for your unique needs is what American Family Safety is all about. Our goal: to make the purchasing process as easy-and inexpensive-as possible. Our portable, affordable Safety Solutions contain all of the preparedness products recommended by the Department of Homeland Security, and we offer numerous options for home, work, school, and automobile safety.
The founders of American Family Safety are committed to making sure that every U.S. family is prepared for an emergency. That’s why we’ve partnered with major nonprofit organizations—including DECA, a marketing education club composed of 200,000+ high school students throughout North America—to help spread the word and cosponsor community preparedness events. As DECA alumni, American Family Safety founders want to give something back to the organization that gave us so much when we were first starting our careers.
We congratulate you on recognizing the need to preplan and prepare for disasters and emergencies. We hope you will work with your community to spread the word about preparedness, save lives and prevent injuries.
Sleep better tonight knowing you’re prepared for any emergency. The Department of Homeland Security urges all Americans to keep an emergency kit on hand. Housed in an easy-to-see bright red backpack, the 72 Hour Emergency Survival Kit contains food, shelter, supplies and protection from particulate contaminants. It also holds a 3-day supply of food and water with a 5-year shelf life , so you don’t have to worry about spoilage.
The Red Cross says being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.
You can learn more about various kits and get customized kits below for virtually any season or need.