Survival Kits for Bank Employees

It’s funny to me how most people feel preparing for an emergency is kinda crazy, like those of us who do prepare (or prep) are chicken little. I feel strongly that an earthquake will probably hit the area in which I live and it is probable that some other major event could happen… What exactly is that event? I have no clue, it could be many different things so I’d rather be safe than sorry. Do you have a life insurance policy? Why? Because something might happen… so you’re prepared. It seems the government is along this same mindset, it’s better to prepare than not prepare. This article was forwarded to me, the link is below as well as the solicitation contract. The strange thing is the solicitation contract is for bank employees…?

Treasury Department Seeking Survival Kits For All Bank Employees

So what exactly is the Treasury Department preparing for? The Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is seeking to order survival kits for all of its employees who oversee the federal banking system, according to a new solicitation.The survival kit includes everything from water purification tablets to solar blankets, reports Elizabeth Harrington at Free Beacon.The survival kits are required to come in a fanny-pack or backpack that can fit all of the items, including a 33-piece personal first aid kit with “decongestant tablets,” a variety of bandages, and medicines.

The kits must also include a “reusable solar blanket” 52 by 84 inches long, a 2,400-calorie food bar, “50 water purification tablets,” a “dust mask,” “one-size fits all poncho with hood,” a rechargeable lantern with built-in radio, and an “Air-Aid emergency mask” for protection against airborne viruses.

Survival kits will be delivered to every major bank in the United States including Bank of America, American Express Bank, BMO Financial Corp., Capitol One Financial Corporation, Citigroup, Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Company, and Wells Fargo.

Items will also be delivered to OCC offices across the country, from Champaign, Ill. to Billings, Mont. The agency also has offices in Sioux City, Iowa; Joplin, Mo.; and Fargo, N.D.

The OCC solicitation contract is here.
Here’s the PDF of that Solicitation Contract:
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