One of the questions we get asked a lot about our large-scale first-aid kits is “who buys this stuff?” We have trauma kits for 1,000 people, 500 and for all different situations and most people can’t imagine who might need such a thing. They’re thinking about their little personal first-aid kit that’s in the car or home. It’s good for the occasional scrape or cut, but not for a major emergency. The people that buy these emergency preparedness trauma kits want to make sure they’re covered for a major disaster or long term care.
Law Enforcement and EMTs
One of the predominant groups that buy these large scale trauma kits are law enforcement and EMTs. When there is an emergency, they need access to the right equipment and tools. First responders often have to begin treatment before the actual ambulance arrives. When there is a major accident on a highway or even an aircraft crashing, there could be 50-100 people injured. There could be burns and severe trauma. These kits are designed to take care of a wide variety of emergency applications. It’s perfect for getting patients stabilized until they can be transported to the hospital.
This one people never think about. Nursing homes take care of potentially hundreds of people every day and they often need care all the time. The elderly are more prone to falling and injury than other groups, so a large first-aid or trauma-kit can be used to take care of them. Instead of a small kit that would need to be replaced frequently, they can buy a large-scale emergency preparedness kit and use what they need when they need it. There are plenty of bandages and other items for regular daily care or in case of a sudden emergency.
Individuals and Neighborhoods
Why would an individual need such trauma kits? If there is a societal or economic collapse, medical supplies will be at a premium. They will have a large batch that they can use for years if need be or share with others in need. For those living off the grid, getting medical attention or being in a place to purchase this equipment may not be easy. They can have a large supply on hand if needed.
When there is a close-knit neighborhood, they often have an emergency preparedness plan in case of an disaster. For example, a natural disaster such as an earthquake or tornado can decimate a neighborhood and leave many injured. They would buy large-scale emergency preparedness trauma kits to care for any injured in the neighborhood.
If you’re interested in learning more about these trauma kits, then visit here. We have a large selection of both large and small.