Posts made in April 2021

3 Disaster Tools and Equipment You Need for Wildfire Outbreaks

Disaster Tools and Equipment | GRANNY’S ALLIANCE HOLDINGSPreparing for wildfires is the most effective way to prevent a natural disaster from becoming a personal catastrophe. Ready yourself with these three tools to increase your safety in the case of a wildfire outbreak.

Emergency Supply Kits

What your emergency supply kit includes will vary from property to property. However, some of the most important disaster tools and equipment to have on hand for a wildfire are face masks, maps marked with multiple evacuation routes, and first aid supplies. Keep your kits well-stocked and in an easily accessible place in case of emergency—and make sure everyone knows where to find them.

Evacuation Routes

 The best disaster tool or equipment to have in an emergency is knowledge. Everyone should know multiple ways to exit your property and put several miles between themselves and a wildfire, either by vehicle or foot. Drill these details often to prevent the chance of people panicking and forgetting during an actual fire.

Emergency Response Teams

 Do you know who you can rely on in case of a wildfire? Beyond your local fire department, it helps to know what other disaster response companies you can turn to for extinguishing fires and recovery assistance afterward. For example, you can count on us for portable water vehicles, shower and handwashing stations, food service, and other solutions for on-site disaster recovery.

Why Are Handwashing Stations So Important?

Handwashing Stations | GRANNY’S ALLIANCE HOLDINGS

No matter where you are or what you are doing, staying clean is crucial. People need a convenient place where they can wash up after using the restroom, between tasks, or at the end of their shift. Not only is it a matter of appearance and morale, but also it is a matter of hygiene. Read on to learn more about the importance of handwashing stations.

Appearance

Whether your workers are public-facing or not, appearances matter. People need somewhere to clean up to be presentable as necessary.

Morale

Nobody wants to feel dirty all day, especially not after a shift of hard work. Providing handwashing stations—or, better yet, mobile shower trailers—will ensure your crew can wash up well and come back for the next shift refreshed.

Hygiene

Most importantly, handwashing is fundamental to preventing and slowing the spread of illnesses. Hands are vectors for infections because we use them to touch shared objects like doorknobs, light switches, handrails, and so on. Plus, people frequently touch their eyes, nose, and mouth consciously and unconsciously. Washing with soap and clean water removes germs and significantly reduces instances of respiratory infections, diarrhea, and other illnesses. Make sure people follow proper handwashing procedures for maximum effectiveness.