Equip private and community Safe Rooms with a Fox 40 Pealess Safety Whistle - every life is worth saving!
Most homeowners in a tornado zone have safe rooms where they go when a potentially dangerous storm is developing. Cell phones do not work in a "Safe Room". After a tornado there are few land marks. Fox 40 urges everyone to have a Fox 40 Safety Whistle in their "Safe Room" before something happens.
About Safe Rooms
A safe room or panic room is a fortified room which is installed in a private residence or business to provide a safe shelter for the inhabitants in the event of a tornado or other threat. Safe rooms are typically stocked with basic emergency and survival items such as a flashlight, blankets, a first-aid kit, water, packaged food, self-defence tools, firearms, a gas mask, and a simple portable toilet. They usually contain communications equipment so that law enforcement authorities can be contacted.
Extreme windstorms can pose a serious threat to buildings and their occupants. Residences may be built "to code" but that does not mean it can withstand winds from extreme events such as tornadoes and major hurricanes. The purpose of a safe room or a wind shelter is to provide a space where you, your family, friends or neighbours can seek refuge that provides a high level of protection.
Weather is unpredictable... and isn't going to change!
The month of April was a record breaking month in many different facets for the State of Alabama. The 30-year average (1981-2010) is only 37 tornadoes per year - in the month of April 2011 alone the state incurred 103 tornadoes. That is 9 more than 2008, when the record was set at 94. More importantly, there were more EF-4 tornadoes in April 2011 than in the years 2000-2010 combined. Additionally, 2011 now holds the record for the most EF-4 (9) and EF-5 (2) tornadoes in a single calendar year. Does this mean Alabama is in store for more and more tornadoes in the coming years? Not necessarily. But, now is the time to prepare in advance by doing what it takes to protect you and your family.
Fox 40 Pealess Safety Whistles are a valuable and necessary asset to your Safe Room
The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency advises that each home should have a Basic Disaster Supplies Kit, which should include a whistle. A Fox 40 Pealess Safety Whistle is essential to providing your family peace of mind - they work where cell phones don't and communicate like a GPS can't. Fox 40 pealess safety whistles are flawless, consistent, reliable and work wet or dry. They have no moving parts to freeze, jam or deteriorate and can be heard for over one mile. Their consistent and flawless performance make them the most reliable and trusted whistle for personal safety. For 25 years, Fox 40 pealess whistles are the standard choice for rescue professionals worldwide - use the whistles the professionals rely on!
There are so many uses I can envision for your valuable whistles... they are frankly overlooked and underused. This is undoubtedly the time to alert the general public of the lifesaving potential of something no larger or more complicated than a loud whistle. The recent spate of catastrophic and deadly weather, earthquakes and tsunamis has raised all manner of awareness of how vulnerable we are, how difficult it is to find living people under piles of rubble, and how very valuable it would be for trapped victims to be able to attract attention through a distinctive sound.
I never thought of a whistle until this morning when I was watching search and rescue teams performing the dangerous and difficult job of searching for survivors in Joplin, Missouri. Within the past year, countless people could have been saved throughout the world... if only they had the ability to call attention to their location. Think of the difference this simple tool could have made to Australia, Japan, Haiti, Chile and North America this past year alone!
I am passionate about finding and promoting any safety measures possible. If acting on an idea that came to me out of the ether this morning can save only one life through your valuable survival tool, I will not have lived in vain. That's a good thought. Thank you for your kind attention.
~ Bette Haney, Birmingham, Alabama USA