Monday, April 21, 2008

Saturday LDS emergency preparedness fair-and a handy CERT gear find!

Hi folks!
I just wanted to remind each of you that we will be at a community outreach event this Saturday,APRIL 26th,2008 from 8am to 1pm. This is an Emergency Preparedness Fair to be held at the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Their address is 4911 Ox Road in Fairfax. I have Jack and Kevin helping for this event; THANKS to both of you! Would you like to help at this or other events we have listed? Look at the list on the blog and drop me an email at .
Yesterday I went over to Ranger Surplus, a military surplus store over in the Tysons' Corner area. I found an equipment item that might be of interest to you.
Do you remember your CERT medical classes? Specifically the class about lifting and carrying wounded victims? Well,some of the items suggested to help move a victim could be whatever was at hand. Or, if you had it; a stretcher, a blanket or perhaps a body bag. Some of us carry folding nylon stretchers in our CERT gear, but they are sometimes hard to find cheaply.
Well, I found out that Ranger Surplus currently has a supply of Dutch military body bags in stock. They're grey (not the usual green or black) and have handholds on each end.They're made of heavy rubberized cloth and they fold up into a nice, tight roll to put into your CERT pack. The nice thing is that they cost $ 6.99 each. It's a pretty good deal and a nice thing to have when you need to move lots of victims. I found these at the Tysons Corner store, they are located at 8393 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22180 Their phone number is 703-917-0711. Their website is .I thought you all might be interested in this.

your volunteer PIO


  1. Great product. Were they ever used though? That would creep me out.

  2. No, they're brand new. Old surplus stock is what they are. I bought one and I already have a new nylon GI issue stretcher. This bag actually feels better made than the stretcher.


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