If you are reading this, the experts were mistaken about the Mayan calendar and the world ending in 2012. There are other, more likely emergencies, however, and any prognosticator will tell you preparedness is always a good idea. In California, the threat of earthquakes is real and constant. Orange County has had its share of tremors, as well as structural and brush fires, major power outages and even flooding. The recent shutdown of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station also serves as a reminder of the potential for man-made disaster. The best thing you can do for your family in an emergency is have food, water, blankets, batteries, medical supplies and a plan to survive the time, if any, you will be cut off from regular resources. Outfit your home, and loved ones, with help from these companies.
Sunset Survival & First Aid
16835 Algonquin #142
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
If emergency preparedness supplies are your need, Sunset Survival & First Aid is your source for emergency backpacks, first-aid kits, non-perishable food, shelter and pet supplies. Sunset is an online store, however, this local, woman-owned, small business proudly serves large and small community businesses and private households. Customize your order, and it ships immediately for prompt delivery in Orange County.
Link 2 Life Emergency Training, Inc.
26941 Cabot Road, Suite 109
Laguna Hills, CA 92653-7005
An emergency can occur right at your front door. Be prepared with more than batteries and canned goods. Link 2 Life professional emergency training provides life-saving classes and information to the community. Online and in-person health and emergency service classes are available, including CPR, First Aid and Basic Life Support, as well as advanced vocational firefighting and medical training. Link 2 Life’s thorough, affordable program will give you the skills to survive and save lives.
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Orange County Health Care Agency
405 W. 5th St., Suite 301A
Santa Ana, CA 92701
When information and assistance are cut off, an emergency becomes a crisis, then a disaster. HealthDisasterOC.org is the go-to source for emergency training, planning and understanding. Learn your options, understand the necessities, and design a plan for handling the unforeseen. This clear, easy-to-navigate site provides valuable links to Orange County contacts, including hospitals, police, fire, the Red Cross and government agencies. HealthDisasterOC.org puts the power of knowledge at your fingertips.
A Plus Survival
3020 Orange Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
You cannot predict an emergency, but you can prepare. A Plus Survival is the single source for all your survival product needs, including first aid, clothing, communication, storage, baggage, food, water, lighting, camping, hunting and automotive equipment. A Plus Survival provides quality gear and excellent service to its Orange County neighbors. No waiting while supplies are ordered from all over the nation. A Plus Survival maintains an extensive inventory so your order ships quickly, usually the same day.
1510 E. Edinger Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Home of the “Kool Kit,” the ultimate 72-hour emergency survival pack, Emergency Lifeline is your complete source for emergency supplies. Find first-aid and survival kits customized for the home, office, neighborhood, community, and search-and-rescue. Also stock up on food, medical equipment, literature and emergency essentials perfect for helping you handle any emergency that comes your way.
Christopher Schmidt is a freelance writer experiencing and espousing the glory that is Orange County. Driven to travel, drawn to sports, spirits and celebrity, Chris’ work can be found on