Join us Thursday, September 1 at 6:00 PM (Eastern) for the first episode of our Preparedness Podcast.
This will be a live show to kick off National Preparedness Month, so tune in and call in with your questions and comments: 1 (917) 388-4499.
Our guest for this podcast is John Gullo, a first responder who has dealt with many incidents and accidents where preparedness could have played a major role in preventing or minimizing injuries.
Mr. Gullo is Chief Code Enforcement Officer and Fire Inspector, Infection Control Coordinator, and Disaster Coordinator for the Town of West Seneca, NY (a suburb of Buffalo, NY), Fire Chief for the Vigilant Fire Department, Town Fire Prevention Officer, a FEMA-certified CERT instructor, a DHS-certified WMD instructor, and is a Nationally Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator.
Tune in and call in with your questions and comments for Mr. Gullo. You can also email your questions in advance to email@example.com and we’ll forward them on to Mr. Gullo and answer them during the podcast.
Below are links to some items or resources that we might mention on tonight’s show regarding personal preparedness and/or local government preparedness. These are just some sample items to think about. Please research any purchases carefully, and shop around. We do not endorse or guaranty any products or information. All info is provided “as is.” Also, keep in mind much of what you (and your town) will need is planning – it is important to secure and use your existing resources. Also check out our Preparedness Resources page at EMPactAmerica.org.
Also, learning skills can be more important than having supplies, so consider learning new skills and practicing them before you need them.
If you know of any other resources or great deals, please let us know. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sample BOB (Bug Out Bag) – http://www.readymaderesources.com/cart/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=3526
- Transfer pump - http://www.readymaderesources.com/cart/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=2706
- Hand cranked fuel pump - http://www.readymaderesources.com/cart/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=3046
- You could also use a larger capacity fuel pump from a vehicle with enough hose, battery and wire to create a pump without external electricity.
- Rain Barrels
- Well Bucket - http://www.readymaderesources.com/cart/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=192
- Big Berkey Water Filter(s)
- Katadyn Pocket Filter - http://www.readymaderesources.com/cart/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=33
- Pool Shock (with no chemicals or additives) for water treatment. You may want to get a bunch of these or a large bucket - http://www.readymaderesources.com/cart/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=4641
- Refrigeration (for insulin, etc..) - http://www.readymaderesources.com/cart/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=35
- Breedlove Food (mention EMPact and get a discount) – Long-term food buckets (oxygen is removed so shelf life is longer). There is a link for their online store but it is down today – the buckets are usually listed. I would recommend calling to place an order. - http://breedlove.org/products.html
- TechProtect Faraday Bags to protect electronics (mention EMPact and get a discount) - http://techprotectbag.com/
Below are some other ideas and items you should be able to find on www.readymaderesources.com.
- Galvanized metal garbage cans for backup equipment storage – line with non conductive material, should not touch metal.
- HAM Radios
- “Hand cranked devices”
- Consider stocking up on fuel (fire starters and waterproof matches)
- Back-up power source that does not require fuel, not connected to the Grid. (wind and solar)