It's Important to be Prepared

Why Emergency Preparedness Matters

Preparing for an unexpected emergency, especially one brought on by severe weather, is one of the most important ways you can protect your home and family. Proactively addressing storm-related issues ranging from property damage to power outages can minimize a potentially disastrous situation.

For more information on creating your emergency preparedness plan, as well as backup power solutions, download our infographic here.

Show Briggs & Stratton That You Are Prepared!

Show us you are prepared and you will be entered to win 1 of 16 emergency preparedness kits from Briggs & Stratton and one lucky grand-prize winner will receive a Briggs & Stratton Storm Responder Generator

To enter contest:

  • Post a picture of an item from the list of essentials below on the Briggs & Stratton Facebook page.
  • 16 total winners will be selected.
  • Briggs & Stratton will randomly select four winners a week to receive a preparedness kit.
  • One lucky winner will receive a grand prize of a Briggs & Stratton Storm Responder Portable Generator. 
  • Entries must be submitted no later than September 30th, 2016.
  • For official rules, click here

Emergency Preparedness Kit - Essentials

Having an emergency preparedness kit of items that your household may need in an emergency situation is critical. The American Red Cross suggests having the following items ready and available in the event of an emergency.

  • Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit (Available via the Red Cross Store)
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/ease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information

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Prepare for Backup Power During an Outage

Loss of power is one of the most common occurrences in severe weather. And the financial impact of outage-related expenses (e.g. spoiled food replacement, supply purchases or home repair) can add up quickly. 

"Storm-related power loss can be very costly for a family," said Greg Inwood, Vice President for Briggs & Stratton Standby Power. "An unexpected power loss can result in hundreds of dollars in lost food and hundreds more if the outage requires special arrangements such as meals out and overnight hotel stays."

The easiest way to prepare for a weather-related power outage is by installing a standby generator in advance of the storm season. Fortunately, attaining the safety and comfort provided by a standby generator during a storm event has become more reasonable thanks to emerging technology that has made generators smaller, smarter, and therefore, more affordable. 

For more information on Standby Generators, call: 1-866-942-3366

Standby Generator 10 Yr Warranty

For a limited time only, Briggs & Stratton is offering a 10-year limited warranty on standby generators. 

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Purchasing the best automatic standby generator system doesn’t have to be a painful process. Our step-by-step guide is designed to help you make the right decision for your home's backup power needs.

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