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Week of May 20, 2019

When it comes to understanding body armor there can be confusion over which type of body armor protects against which type of ammunition.  Understanding the NIJ 0101.06 armor protection levels is clearly explained.  The term "Bullet Proof" is a widely used term that is inaccurate and paints a picture that it cannot be penetrated.  Any body armor has the potential to be penetrated.  There are various levels of protection that must be adhered to in the law enforcement world.  The (Justice Technology Information Center) JTIC Understanding NIJ 0101.06 Armor Protection Levels is a snapshot of the projectile threats and classification of body armor related to these threats.  Here is NIJ complete info on Body Armor


Hurricane Supply List

Select Safety Sales has put together a Hurricane Supply List which includes supplies that could be useful in a hurricane or other natural disaster.  The best time to get these supplies together is long before the storm.  It’s always best to plan for the unexpected and be ready if an emergency happens! 

 
General Household Supplies to Pack

  • One gallon of water per day for each person in your household to last for at least three days
  • Non-perishable food to last for 3 days for each person in your household
  • Paper Plates & Cups
  • Paper Towels
  • Roll of Toilet Paper
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Flashlight
  • Lightsticks
  • Lantern
  • First Aid Kit
  • Antibacterial Wipes
  • Moist Towelettes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Plastic Garbage Bags
  • Cell Phone Chargers
  • Utility Knife
  • Duct Tape
  • Pliers/Wrench
  • Respiratory masks
  • Writing Pad and Pencil
  • Matches
  • Whistle
  • Radio (preferably certified - Public Alert™ standard)  Battery or crank style
  • Extra Batteries
  • Hand Warmers

Individual Supplies
  • Medications
  • Eyeglasses
  • Contact Lenses, Cases and Solutions
  • Feminine Supplies
  • Moist Towelettes
  • Hearing Aids
  • Blankets & Small Pillows
  • Ponchos
  • Extra Pair of Clothing

Children’s Items
  • Infant Formula
  • Baby Food
  • Diapers
  • Moist Towelettes
  • Coloring Books, Crayons and puzzles

Pet Items
  • Pet Pads
  • Pet Food and Water
  • Small plastic bowls
  • Leash and collar
  • Tag with owners name and address
  • Kitty Litter for Cats

Family Documents
  • Waterproof Container to Hold Documents
  • Insurance Policies
  • Identification
  • Bank Account information
  • Medical Information

Items in this hurricane supply list should be packed in a large duffel bag or plastic storage container.  A large duffel bag makes it easier to move from place to place with the supplies.  It is a good idea if it has a shoulder strap because this makes it easier to carry around and leaves hands free.  Large Back Packs are also a good choice.


References:

National Hurricane Center    www.nhc.noaa.gov
American Red Cross            www.redcross.org
FEMA                                 http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit



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