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The emergency preparedness kit created by dFENCE is called the ePOD. Its deceptively simple appearance would never give away how immensely useful it can be in an emergency.
Inside there are many items that will help you survive or save lives, and it's all designed to be as compact and unobtrusive as possible. It's good to have at least one of these in the home, and really it's best to have as many as you can located in various strategic points. You can also carry them in your vehicle, so you have emergency equipment on hand wherever you go.
The ePOD contains the most essential emergency equipment to deal with injuries, fight fires, and gain time to get to safety. These are the real deal, intended for genuine emergency use. They're not the best way to treat a scraped knee after falling off your bike (although you can do that, it's just better to wait until it's actually an emergency… not too many people die from scraped knees).
Inside you are going to find a fire blanket, compact fire extinguisher, first aid kit, an LED torch and a mesh pouch for storing other essential emergency items that are specific to your individual circumstances. For example, if somebody in your family is a diabetic, it may contain an emergency stash of insulin, among other things.
The ePOD comes fully stocked with first aid kit supplies, which is surprising given its size. In the kit, you will find bandages, gauze, swabs, antiseptic, sticking plasters, adhesive tape, eye pads, safety pins, scissors, tweezers, and various other items.
The first aid kit contents have been selected to give you a wide capability in dealing with minor first aid issues. It is suggested that you and your family do a First Aid Course to you understand the practical application of the contents of this first aid kit. If in doubt regarding any medical condition, please call the Ambulance service.
The two most common emergency problems facing people in residential settings are injury and fire. The ePOD provides the means to deal with both problems, either separately or jointly.
For firefighting, the goal is to starve the fire of oxygen as rapidly as possible, either by directly smothering the fire with a fire blanket or by displacing the oxygen with other substances such as water, foam, or non-flammable gas. The compact fire extinguisher contained in the ePOD uses foam, which is one of the very best firefighting agents. What makes foam so good is that it expands on release, so you get more volume of coverage from a small quantity of the agent.
What are the essential items that belong in any first aid kit? There are a few basics that most people will agree on, such as bandages, but plenty of others will add or subtract other items on the basis of what their experiences have been to date. Naturally, there are always some households that believe in preparing for all eventualities, and that failing to prepare means that you should prepare to fail as and when an emergency arises. Regardless, one thing that is true is that first aid kit supplies have the potential to save lives in the home.
At dFENCE, we know that there are varying levels of preparedness throughout Australia when it comes to safety in the home, but we believe that rather than put the burden on the homeowner to research and seek out all of the essential bits and pieces that they may need, a simple, more effective solution is required for the 21st Century.
As such, we have designed and created the ePOD, the first of its kind throughout the world offering a centralised single location for all of your home safety needs. Every second counts when a fire breaks out, or someone is cut and starts to bleed, or when someone’s allergies suddenly get the better of them. That’s why we have brought the ePOD to the Australian market, to give you back those crucial seconds that may be lost searching for items that can bring relief and prevent a much larger emergency from developing.
In terms of the first aid kit contents alone, the ePOD contains 57 pieces and is fully stocked to provide basic first aid care. Bear in mind that it is designed for this purpose alone and where proper medical treatment is required, this should be sought out immediately. However, in instances and accidents that are common to the home, we have carefully curated a solution that will make first responders out of all those that require it. Furthermore, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved that our first aid kit meets their standards for quality, safety and efficacy.
At dFENCE, the major difference that we know the ePOD delivers in the home is that it is an all-in-one solution. We have all been in a position where we simply cannot put our hand on the emergency tool that we require when a situation arises, and we wanted to eliminate as much as possible that feeling of dread and panic that develops as time passes and the item has yet to be found.
In order to bolster the chances of a person that needs assistance getting it as soon as possible, we believe that a centralised location is the best solution and one that gains familiarity among all those in the house. A mounting plate and screws are provided with each ePOD that we ship and so it is made very easy for you to mount your first aid kit supplies in a place that you believe is most accessible to all in the home.
The contemporary, stylish design that we came up with seeks to maximise the equipment that is available in a single place without having to take up a great deal of space. The ePOD is 370mm in height, 275mm in length and 130mm in width. It only weights 3.92kgs, which means that it is the perfect size and weight to mount, store or carry for anyone in the home that recognises the need for first aid as well as a variety of other tools.
In that regard, along with your first aid kit contents, you will find the following within its smart casing:
That’s right; we don’t think that having the means to deal with first aid needs alone is enough, so, instead, we decided that creating a compact solution that afforded the basic essentials required in the majority of household related incidents and emergency situations offered a great deal more value to you the consumer. Naturally, we have gone to great lengths to afford you equipment that is of high quality and will serve you well as and when it is needed.
At dFENCE, while we have a comprehensive appreciation of the equipment that we have combined for home use, we understand that a lot of people will not have previously had any training in this regard and so may feel underqualified or apprehensive in terms of their capabilities.
To solve this, we have created an app for the ePOD, which is built with the final user in mind. So, once you receive your first aid kit supplies all you have to do is download the app for free and use the 3-dimensional augmented reality feature, which will provide clear, easy to understand instructions about to set up and use the essential items within.
What’s more, once the time comes to replace key items, the app will remind you, so you don’t have to worry about keeping track of such things. It’s just another simple yet effective solution that we believe adds value and bolsters safety and security in your home.
The ePOD is currently available to buy right here on our site. It is a value for money item that delivers peace of mind and empowers you to capably tend to the safety of those your love. Zip and AfterPay are available to those that prefer to spread the cost of their acquisitions over instalments and postage and handling are free.
So, if you want to bolster your first aid kit contents or upgrade the entire safety standard in your home, the ePOD is the brand new, revolutionary solution that affords you and your loved ones easy access to the essential equipment they need to protect and save lives.
We're more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the dFENCE ePOD. You can call us on the number displayed, or use our contact form to leave a message for us. We will respond as quickly as possible.
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