Doesn’t it feel like every day is a state of emergency right now? Not only did we have a global pandemic, but there were earthquakes, tornados, and, of course, the worry that the economy was about to collapse. We are living in scary times, that’s for sure, but if you’re a car owner, our advice is to hang onto that vehicle. You never know when your car could get you out of a sticky situation and even save a life.
The Digital Revolution: Reshaping Emergency Responses!
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As technology advances at an unprecedented pace, the impact on emergency responses will only grow. The cheerful and creative use of these technological advancements has already transformed how we address emergencies, making our world safer. By embracing the digital revolution and harnessing cutting-edge technologies, we can all play a role in saving lives during times of crisis.
Here are some ways your car could help you in an emergency:
Did you know that approximately 795,000 people suffer from a stroke every year in the USA? That’s over one stroke per minute of every year. Spotting the signs of a stroke and getting medical help as soon as possible can mean the difference between life and death. You can also remember it as FAST, short for facial drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulties, and time.
A sudden financial hardship can take anyone by surprise, even the most prepared of us. While we wouldn’t recommend selling your car immediately if you were in this situation, there are ways your vehicle can still help you free up cash in emergencies.
We’re seeing more and more weather-related emergencies happening across the world. Earthquakes and tornados, tsunamis, floods, and even bush and forest fires seem to be ever-more-present factors in our lives.
Your car can be an absolute asset in these situations. Both provide a getaway vehicle when you know something is happening and even somewhere relatively safe and comfortable to stay to protect you and your family from the elements in a pinch.
It’s worth planning for an emergency. We never know when they will happen, and, as much as we don’t want them to happen to us, as we’ve seen recently, life can change in a matter of moments.
Keeping an emergency preparedness kit in the trunk of your car to cover most situations is an excellent plan. There’s a whole list of things that should be in your emergency preparedness kit, but a few of the things we’d suggest are:
- Water – Three gallons total based on one gallon of water per person daily for at least three days. Water can be used for drinking and sanitation.
- Food – Non-perishable food supply that can last at least three days.
- Battery-powered or hand-crank radio for alerts and information.
- Flashlight with extra batteries.
- First aid kit.
- Whistle to signal for help.
- Plastic sheeting, masks, and duct tape to shelter in place if required.
- Garbage bags for trash and personal sanitation.
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities.
- Manual can opener for food.
- Local maps.
- Cell phone with chargers.
Assemble your kit items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.