Find out how your School or Educational Institute can get the necessary emergency supplies to ensure your students are prepared.
Student Preparedness Program
Get uniform emergency supplies and kits for your classrooms.
Discover how this program works:
We see it year after year. It is back to school time and one of the first homework tasks students get is to prepare an emergency kit and bring it to school. While some schools provide listings for kit contents, many schools leave it to the parents to figure out what should go into each emergency kit.
And that is usually the time when our phones start ringing with -often frustrated- parents on the line, desperately trying to figure out what type of supplies they need to include and where to get them.
Parents with computer skills, internet access and the knowledge how to use search engines have a greater chance of doing the necessary research to find the emergency supplies they need for their children, while parents and students without internet access often get left behind and end up bringing a plastic bag with a bottle of water and some chocolate bars inside. Those 'emergency kits' can barely be called that and are merely lunch snacks, often times filled with products of limited shelf life or products that melt in the sun, etc.
And of course every one of these home made kits is different in size, shape, type of packing and contents and each kit needs to be labeled with name tags to ensure each student receives their emergency kit during an event.
The result is a difficult process to store and maintain these kits on site, along with a substantial time delay in handing the emergency kits to the right student during an emergency situation.
To eliminate these problems we have designed a variety of uniform emergency and disaster preparedness kits that offer the following advantages:
uniform emergency kit size
uniform packing (available are stackable cardboard boxes, clear poly bags, mesh netting bags, back packs, small commuter bags and more)
uniform contents ensures every kit is identical and everyone knows what is inside
fast distribution during emergencies, no need to read name tags on each kit
long shelf life kit contents, 5 years on food and water
kit contents that withstand cold and hot temperatures
tasty food bars food that are free of peanut or meat products (allergy safe and kosher)
uniform kits can be used for educational purposes to teach the students about preparedness
And if none of our standard kits meet your requirements, we offer the option to customize kits to your specific needs. Just let us know what items you need or don't need.
Problems financing your emergency supply kits?
How about taking the following approach:
Instead of sending the students home with a note to their parents to bring an emergency kit and have the parents struggle to assemble it, send a note to the parents to please write a check for a specific amount to pay for their child's emergency kit and then have the school order emergency kits with the funds received.
You now have emergency kits with 5 year shelf life on food and water, so there is no need to replace them every 6 to 12 months as it is the case with most parent-made kits.