Several incidents over the past few years have shown us that natural disasters can happen anywhere, at any time. Earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, and other disasters can be unquestionably devastating to a community.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), natural disasters kill around 90,000 people and affect around 160 million people worldwide every year. With the threat posed by these events, it is important to be prepared ahead of time so that if a catastrophic event arises and you need help, you can be found and rescued.
Among the wide variety of essential items to keep in a survival kit, safety whistles are an extremely valuable asset to have during a natural disaster. When disaster strikes, it often leaves destruction in its wake, causing people to get stuck or trapped in buildings, cars, or under rubble. Dust and smoke in the air can impede one’s ability to yell for help and attract the attention of others. Safety whistles don’t require much effort to blow and are significantly louder than shouting. These safety devices can help make a victim’s location known so that first responders and search and rescue teams know where help is needed.
Whistles for Life™ offers a safety whistle that was specifically designed to perform in extreme conditions. Our whistle has three chambers: a center chamber with a waterproof pea that emits a loud staccato sound and two side chambers that create separate, omnidirectional sounds. The 120-decibel blast that comes from a single blow of this whistle can be heard above first responder sirens and other environmental sounds during a natural disaster.
With its powerful yet compact design, the Whistles for Life safety whistle can easily be kept in a desk, clipped to a jacket, or kept on a keychain for easy and instant access. Outfitting employees, friends, and family with a safety whistle can ensure that everyone is prepared for whatever may strike. The whistle is also constructed from strong ABS plastic, so it won’t stick to lips, crack, fail, or freeze. Designed with a waffled grip, the Whistles for Life safety whistle is easy to grasp even with wet, cold, or gloved hands.
Whistles for Life’s safety whistles are the official whistle for the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR), meaning we are trusted by safety professionals called on to help during natural disasters. To see our other endorsements, check out some of our testimonials.
Be prepared for all catastrophic situations. To learn more about how our whistle can be an effective safety tool in a variety of scenarios, check out some of our other blogs here.