What Safety Equipment Should I Have in My Home?
No matter where you live in the country, an emergency can happen at any time. That’s why it’s important to have safety equipment in your home that can help you be prepared for any emergency situation that may arise. Although you can’t be prepared for every situation, you can be prepared for some and create a better outcome for you and your family.
When an emergency or accident happens that’s caused by someone else’s negligence, and it threatens your safety or harms you, then you might have a personal injury claim against the negligent party. You shouldn’t have to pay for your injuries and other damages when they were caused by someone else. Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law can help you determine if you have a personal injury claim and how we can work with you.
Necessary Safety Equipment for Your Home
There are different categories of safety equipment to have in your house so that you’re prepared for anything. One type of safety equipment that you should have are more to keep you safe in the event of an isolated emergency, whereas another type is the safety equipment you should keep in a disaster preparedness kit. Let’s look at what you should keep in your home to protect you in case of emergencies and to keep your family safe:
- Smoke detector
- Carbon monoxide detector
- First aid kit
- Sanitizing wipes or hand sanitizer
- Fire extinguisher
- Dead bolt locks
It’s important to know what should go into your first aid kit to ensure that you have all the necessary items in case of an injury. Your first aid kit should have adhesive bandages, gauze, medical tape, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, aspirin, pain relievers, antihistamine pills or cream, bug repellant, calamine lotion, and burn cream. There’s plenty of other items that can go into a first aid kit, but these are the essentials.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems every household has had to rethink safety and the products they have in their home to keep themselves and their families safe in the event of any situation. Prior to the pandemic, sanitizing products, gloves, and masks might not have been a part of this list. But moving forward, they should be staples in your home safety kits in case of another outbreak, or just to keep extra safe during flu season.
Mississippi Disaster Kit Necessities
In Biloxi, MS, we experience natural disasters from time to time. We sometimes experience serious thunderstorms, extreme heat, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, winter weather, and even radiological disasters, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). In addition to the safety equipment you should keep in your home above, you should also keep these items in a disaster kit in a safe, accessible area in your home:
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Solar chargers for cell phones and other devices
- Battery-powered or crank radio
- Nonperishable food and water for at least three days
- Manual can opener
- Cooking tools
- Paper plates and plastic utensils, or metal utensils
- Extra clothing, like rain jackets and sturdy boots
- Necessary medication for two weeks
- List of emergency contacts
- Copies of important documents
There are many other items that you could keep in a disaster go kit, these are just the main items that you should keep in your home to feel prepared for a natural or other disaster. If you have corrected vision or hearing, pets, or any disabilities, there are other items that you will need to consider for your disaster kit so you can ensure you and your loved ones are prepared for anything.
Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law Will Represent You
If you’ve experienced an injury at the hand of someone else’s negligence in Biloxi, you could use the help of Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law. Our experienced personal injury lawyers know that your case deserves their full care and investigation to find out exactly what happened and get you the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.
Personal injury claims can be complicated, but that’s why we’re here. Reach out to us today so we can discuss your potential claim and decide what is the best course of legal action for you moving forward.