As a first responder, you know the importance of getting ready quickly. Having all your necessities in order and easily accessible is considered best practice. There might be some items you still need or haven’t thought to include in your list, so we have a list that is sure to get you one step closer to getting out of the door!
Here are six products that every first responder needs to get ready for on-call.
Heavy Duty Key Reel
When all the keys you need are in one place, losing a key will be a thing of the past! This heavy duty key reel holds up to 22 keys on the ring and has a 36" kevlar cord that retracts. The industrial strength polycarbonate case allows this for this key reel to be pulled effortlessly, while a regular key reel won’t be able to withstand the weight. The back has a belt clip that can be attached at the hip or to the front of your shirt. When you get called for a last minute assignment, you can pick up the key reel and be ready to head to wherever you are needed.
Retractable Pen Reel
Never misplace a pen again! With a pen reel, you can attach the end of a pen to the rubber cap and have a pen on you at all times. You won’t have to dig in your bag or dig in your pockets to find one. The carabiner ring can go through belt loops and be worn throughout the day. The reel inside the case has a 30” length, making it long enough for a variety of writing activities.
Armband Badge Holder
One of the first things you put on when you leave your home or office to go to an assignment is your ID. If you have your ID badge loose, it can easily slip into places where you’ll spend much needed time trying to dig it out. Instead, put your ID into an armband badge holder. The zippered top keeps your ID dry and secures it in place. To wear the armband, put your arm through the band and tighten the strap. Unlike a lanyard that can get in the way, an armband is away from your hands and face and allows for greater mobility without the risk of it getting caught on anything, allowing the wearer not to be obstructed while they work.
Face Mask Lanyard
Depending on where you are going, you might need to wear a mask at all times. If you are going to a hospital or medical space, it is imperative that you don’t forget your PPE. A face mask lanyard can help you have your mask on all day without leaving it on your face, and prevents your mask from becoming dirty by being set on unclean surfaces.
Luggage tags can be useful for identifying your bags and equipment. When you’re on-the-go, losing items can be frustrating. Having your information on a tag can get your bags back to you before they get lost.
A neck wallet is the most convenient product someone can own! It holds all your essentials, including a phone, credit cards, ID badge, and other credentials. The front pocket has a clear vinyl window that displays your ID like a normal lanyard would. The main compartment stores your personal items in a compact space and secures them with a zipper. When you’re in a hurry, everything you need can be in the wallet and you won’t need to pack much else!
Convenience and utility are great for items that every first responder carries with them. In times where you’re in a rush, look no further than Specialist ID to help you with everything you need. We are happy to help!