November 25, 2015

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Things We’re Thankful For This Thanksgiving



The holidays are a time to be together with loved ones, but Thanksgiving especially, is a time for reflection. We at First My Family understand how important family is, here are three things we are most thankful for on this very special holiday.



The health of family members can sometimes be under appreciated, especially if a family is blessed to be in good health. But, however healthy a family may be, we must always appreciate good health and do our best to maintain each family member’s well-being.



According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, there were 578,424 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States in January 2014. That fact alone is enough to put in perspective the state of homelessness in our country today and emphasizes how grateful we are to have a home during the holidays.



We are proud to have over 30 years of combined Emergency and Disaster Preparedness knowledge. This important knowledge has made it possible for us to keep our family prepared for any emergency, and we are very appreciative that we are able to share our expertise to other families through the creation of First My Family.

From our family to yours, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!


November 10, 2015

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End of Daylight Savings Time Safety Tips



The end of Daylight Savings time marks the beginning of fall and winter; but instead of staying in bed an extra hour, take this time to be proactive with your family’s safety. Here are some quick tips to keep your family safe as we enter the final months of 2015.


  1. Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 150 people die per year in the United States from carbon monoxide poisoning. While Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms do not require heavy maintenance, it is important to check their batteries and function every 6 months. Here’s how to check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarm:

  1. Get Your Vehicle in Shape

How long do you spend in your vehicle per day? A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that on average, Americans drive 29.2 miles per day. That’s enough time to make the safety and maintenance of your vehicle a top priority, especially as the sun begins to set much sooner in the fall and winter months. Make sure your vehicle's tire pressure is where it should be, your headlights are working properly, and that you have a fully-equipped emergency preparedness kit inside your vehicle at all times. 


3.   Update Your Prep Kits

Owning emergency preparedness kits are great steps toward being prepared for a disaster or emergency, however the change of the seasons poses a need for updating both your home and vehicle's kits. In order to increase preparedness during the end of Daylight Savings time, each preparedness kit should be updated to make sure the contents have not expired, checked to make sure items like flashlights are working properly, and customized with gear that is appropriate for the current climate; winter blankets and reflective gear are always recommended.



Don't own Emergency Preparedness Kits for your home and vehicles? We've got you covered:

October 29, 2015

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Love this video with my son and the Lifestaw from First My Family

October 29, 2015

AMC The Walking Dead and First My Family

My wife, Angie and I have always been super fans of The Walking Dead and love how the show keeps us on the tips of our toes every Sunday night. About 3 years ago, we were watching The Talking Dead with Chris Hardwick (you rock) and the President of the Zombie University discussed how important it ws to be prepared against ZOMBIES or any disaster and listed out what they would put in a survival kit. This included a machete, food, first aid and bandages; even a condom to store water. That was awesome.

That's when a light bulb lit up in our heads. Angie looked at me and said, “Oh my gosh, honey…. We should make a Walking Dead Survival Kit for the show. This is what we make. This is what First My Family is all about. Getting people prepared.” It seemed like a long shot. I mean, we are a small company. We actually used to build kits for our customers in our living room. After a little prodding, I got out of bed, sent an email, FB post and Twitter post to the show and hoped for the best. Honestly, what are the chances of getting a call back? AMC called the next day. Within a few days, we met to talk about our ideas and the survival kit. Now this wasn’t an easy process. It took almost a year of design work, contract negotiations and lots and lots of sweat but in February of last year we announced our first AMC product. The Walking Dead Survival kit. We also were on The Talking Dead and gave away kits to the audience. This was awesome.

Now that we have a second kit coming with The Walking Dead Zombie Preparedness Apocalypse Kit or ZPAK for short, we are pretty excited. We really hope this one takes off and that you see it in your local store. You never know. We are just a mom and pop shop with a really big dream.  Keep prepping. You know we are.

Check out The Walking Dead Survival Kit on The Talking Dead below...



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