Tenant Emergency Preparedness: Emergency Kits With a Fun Twist

by | Sep 16, 2013 | Rental Property Management Tips

Complaints are piling up in Colorado as tenants affected by floods turn to landlords for help. If landlords are slow to respond, tenants go to news agencies and public officials to complain.

tenant screeningThis latest natural disaster underscores the importance of having an emergency plan in place for rental properties, should the unexpected happen.

One crucial step in that process is good communication. It is critical that landlords have up-to-date contact information on all tenants, including a list of occupants and pets, and that tenants known how to get a hold of their landlords to report problems.

Another important aspect of emergency preparedness is encouraging tenants to keep an emergency preparedness kit in their rental home in case they have to wait out a storm, or if it takes a while for emergency crews to arrive.

PHI Emergency Management Solutions has developed themed emergency survival kits designed to help victims cope with the uncertainty and fear that accompanies an emergency or natural disaster.

After the success of its Zombie Apocalypse Kits, the company has justed launched its Alien Invasion Survival Kits. These kits are complete 72 hour Grab-n-Go bags suitable for any emergency. They meet or exceed the United States government recommendations for emergency kits and have a theme that appeals to people’s sense of adventure.

Gilbert Colon, Senior Vice President of PHI Management Solutions says these kits are a fun way to prepare for emergencies and disasters.

Ralph Huber, Company President, said that the kits are available for both retail and wholesale purchase, and can be custom branded.

Jim Moody, Vice President of Emergency Management and Training, assures consumers that while the kits add an amusing feature, they are of the highest quality, so they won’t fall apart if they are needed.

The PHI team is composed primarily of veterans with over 90 years of combined service. Each member of the team has proven themselves through combat command and has extensive experience in disaster response and planning. Team members have commanded response forces and participated in several disaster responses, including the 2005 crash of a civilian airliner in Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Southwest New Hampshire Flooding in 2005, New Hampshire Statewide flooding in 2006, Epsom, NH tornado response in 2007, the 2008 New England Ice Storm, 2009 Anthrax Response in Durham, NH, the 2010 NH Wind Storm, Hurricane Irene in 2011, the October 2011 New England Snow Storm and Super Storm Sandy in October 2012.

The new Alien-themed kits can be purchased on line through Amazon or directly from the PHI Management Solutions website http://www.PHI-emsolutions.com.

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this post in not intended to be construed as legal advice, nor should it be considered a substitute for obtaining individual legal counsel or consulting your local, state, federal or provincial tenancy laws.

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