The Shelter First Aid Station is quickly becoming the national standard for disaster preparedness and shelter management for groups up to 500 people. This kit (and a competent nurse or first aid staff) is what is used to provide emergency first aid and minor medical relief to victims in a shelter. This kit is suggested for relief workers with current or previous EMS, RN or public health backgrounds. Supplied to not only to handle dozens of minor injuries and ailments but also to respond to more serious or life-threatening injuries until advanced care can arrive for transport.
This disaster shelter kit was specially designed by our disaster expert who has actually run several disaster shelters (One shelter with up to 2,000 people). It is appropriate for those upgrading the preparedness of schools, disaster shelters, community centers, commercial high-rise buildings and public facilities. One major disaster response agency has adopted our kit design as their new national standard for, shelters and Emergency Medical Stations.
Every community should at minimum, have a disaster shelter nursing kit of this quality for each potential shelter either pre-positioned or in their response trailers ready for use.
The days of waiting for shelter supplies to arrive from out of state are over. When a disaster shelter is activated, it needs to be supplied and set up with in 2-3 hours. Each community should have at least some supplies and organization to immediately open such shelters until they can be taken over by disaster relief agencies (Red Cross, Salvation Army etc.) Unfortunately most Red Cross Chapters don't have the supplies on hand or staff to set up a shelter of more than 100 people, much less opening multiple shelters across a county without additional supplies (sometimes trucked days away from the disaster)
Our Shelter First Aid Station I functions as a one-kit solution when setting up the shelter and will handle dozens of minor injuries and ailments as well as up to 5 persons with major injuries. Laypeople and skilled professionals alike have appreciated the generous selection. (Our Disaster Shelter 2 kit is expanded to include additional professional quality diagnostic tools including a multi-cuff blood pressure set, glucometer, pulse oximeter and additional diagnostics tools to help identify more shelter residents.) The Disaster Shelter I kit can be set up in a small area (10 x 15 room space, or partitioned private area) as the nurse station and even includes signage. Also designed to be used for injuries when help may be delayed and with all age groups.
Everyday a community in the US, is forced to evacuate and set up a disaster shelter for a minimum of 500 people. Does your municipality have the supplies they need and set up a shelter within 3 hours? How about two shelters?
Please note that the minimum time for production on disaster level shelter kits is 2 weeks - excluding major holidays. Then shipping to your location. So you must order BEFORE a disaster occurs, not on the day of the event.
Shipping box for one kit is: 36 inches by 18 inches by 18 inches and weighs about 45 lbs. For Large Orders: We pack 15 kits per pallet and can fit up to 22 pallets on a 53 foot trailer. (That's 330 kits that can take care of sheltering for up to 165,000 shelter occupants. Orders of this size require 90 days.)
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