Very Low Cost 15 Minute COVID-19 Rapid Test Kit for Workplaces or Homes

October 29, 2020

Anytime Covid Test, LLC is working with agencies, businesses, schools, groups and individuals to offer a pre-screening test for COVID-19 antibodies that gives private and confidential results in 15 minutes or less in the privacy of your workplace or home. 

This test helps to determine whether you have been exposed to the virus within the past 4 to 24 days. The rapid test cassette reliably identifies IgG and IgM antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 in a sample of blood drawn with a finger prick, without exposing people to this or other viruses with an unnecessary trip to the lab, doctors office or field visit.

​This Rapid Test is an FDA Authorized true at-home test kit with a single panel for IgM/IgG rapid detection of Coronavirus antibodies in 11 to 15 minutes.

When you are ready to take the test you will interface directly with an online virtual clinic. In the event you test positive, a doctor will consult with you at no additional charge.

Anytime Covid Test kit with 1 full month of Telemedicine is normally $99 but now is only $49.50

Kits can be purchased individually or in bulk (in boxes of 25 tests) so agencies, schools and business owners have them available for staff, students, customers or clients, and families have them on-hand for peace of mind. (If you have questions or prefer to use Purchase Order or have other procurement needs, please email janet@fedhealth.net or call 520.907.2153 for more information.)

The below short video briefly explains this rapid test…

Learn how to order rapid kits for your workplace or home … and again, each test kit includes 1 month of full Telemedicine services at no additional charge and there is no further obligation.

And, if you (or others) are interested in on-going telemedicine services, the U.S. First Responders Association and Health Alliance Network have teamed up to offer a full service telemedicine plan to First Responder, Military and Veteran families for only $14.99 / month … and to Civilian families for $19.99 / month, and proceeds benefit USFRA.

Learn more at www.healthalliancenetwork.com/usfraorg


USFRA Halloween 2020 Photo Contest

October 22, 2020

Join us in the U.S. First Responders Association’s Halloween 2020 Photo Contest by sharing your family Halloween pics before October 31, 2020 for a chance to win prizes..!

On November 1, we’ll randomly draw 3 names / winners from photos posted in comments and on USFRA Facebook page and other social media ids.

Prizes eligible for U.S. residents only – click below to learn more or visit USFRA.org . Good luck! ~ j & B


Show your support for #BreastCancerAwareness Month with USFRA #ThinkPink shirts and help first responders

October 18, 2020

First Responders (esp. firefighters) face many types of health issues since they are exposed to multiple toxins throughout their careers, so #BreastCancerAwareness month is very near and dear to our hearts since our nonprofit’s CEO is a retired Fire Captain.

Although October is the official #ThinkPink month, many first responders hold awareness campaigns year-round with pink shirts, uniforms and apparatus while doing educational events and fundraisers to help spread the word.

U.S. First Responders Association now has 3 t-shirts available to support breast cancer awareness and proceeds benefit first responders.

Learn how to order USFRA shirts for yourself and/or your family, cancer survivor warriors, staff and others at www.usfra.org/listings

About USFRA

The U.S. First Responders Association(USFRA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, professional and social network of fire, EMS, law enforcement, 911/dispatch, and military personnel, as well as veterans and civilian volunteers. USFRA brings together professionals from many diverse fields to strengthen safety initiatives, share knowledge and expertise, develop training programs, and combine efforts to maximize community outreach programs. They are one of the few national nonprofits that embrace all aspects of first response.  www.usfra.org and www.myusfra.org


September National Preparedness Month theme and resources

August 1, 2020

National Preparedness Month (NPM) was created to encourage and promote family and community disaster planning throughout the month of September, and provides tools for families and others to continue preparedness habits year round.

The 2020 NPM theme is: “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today” and below are the weekly topics being encouraged by Ready.gov…

Week 1: Sept 1-5  — Make A Plan (Designate meetup places in case you’re separated, know how to communicate with family and friends during disasters, review insurance papers, etc.)

Week 2: Sept 6-12 — Build A Kit (make various kits for family members for your home, office or school locker, and vehicles, plus a grab & go kit (B.O.B.) in case you have to evacuate quickly to a safer location. Do this with all family members – from kids to seniors and pets!)

Week 3: Sept 13-19 — Prepare for Disasters (Find out the best way to limit the impacts an emergency or disaster may have, like having the right insurance coverage, and take some steps to strengthen or improve home, garage and landscape to mitigate damage from floods, high winds, earthquakes, wildfires and more)

Week 4: Sept 20-26 — Teach Youth About Preparedness (Talk to your kids about the types of disasters that happen where you live and travel. Teach them lessons on preparedness so they can be prepared, not scared by practicing fire, earthquake and tornado drills often and making kits together then updating kits twice a year on daylight savings weekend. Find kid-friendly educational resources and activities here and here, and make family preparedness fun and encouraging.)

Learn more about NPM and find resources for each week at Ready.gov and download our free 59-page ebook to help your loved ones and community get more prepared for emergencies and disasters.

Also consider getting some of our customizable 266-page “IT’S A DISASTER!” preparedness and first aid manuals (or PDF ebooks) for your staff, volunteers, students, customers or local communities, and we will donate 15% of bulk orders back to your local volunteer fire department or group of your choosing (plus proceeds also benefit the U.S. First Responders Association.)

Learn more and download a free portion of our book in PDF at www.fedhealth.net


Fedhealth donating 15% of bulk book or ebook orders to local VFD (or charity) of your choice

July 29, 2020

This year’s outbreak has financially impacted first responders and volunteers across the country very hard – especially Volunteer Fire Departments since a chunk of their annual budgets come from community fundraisers like raffles, dinners, street fairs and other public functions.

Many Americans may not realize this but over 70% of our nation’s firefighters are volunteers. They (and volunteer ambulance corps and other first responder volunteer groups) typically don’t have consistant funding so we want to help.

Fedhealth is donating 15% of bulk book and ebook orders back to your local VFD (or charity or group) of each purchaser’s choosing. Plus proceeds also benefit the U.S. First Responders Association.

Our 266-page reference manual has tips on what people should think about and do before, during and after most types of emergencies and disasters (e.g. floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, infectious disease outbreaks, active shooter scenarios, etc.), as well as how to administer basic first aid.

And paperbacks and ebooks can be customized in bulk to include local safety information and plans, evacuation maps, and other specific preparedness and response messaging, plus any other data that agencies, businesses, schools, and organizations want added for staff, volunteers, students, customers and communities.

Paperbacks ($4.50 ea) and PDF ebooks (as low as $1 ea) come with free customization and are great educational tools to help our nation become more prepared and resilient – esp. with hurricane season ramping up and for September National Preparedness Month.

Learn more at www.fedhealth.net or call 520.907.2153 to discuss your needs since we are completely open to any ideas that benefits you, your communities and our nation’s first responders.  

P.S. Please share our funding ideas with your local volunteers and nonprofits to help fund their efforts!

Stay safe ~ j & B 520.907.2153 info@fedhealth.net


Register to get deep discounts on this portable solar charging station and proceeds benefit first responders

July 28, 2020

Cords of Steel and the U.S. First Responders Association invite you to register and learn about the Freedom Voyager — a versatile, unique solar powered charging station for first responders, volunteers like CERTs, Search and Rescue teams, K9 units, adventurers, and families.

Freedom Voyager’s crowdfunding campaign launches soon and if you sign up here, you can receive this portable wireless solar power pack at a very reduced rate, and proceeds benefit USFRA.org as explained below.

Please register here and thank you COS for your support of USFRA and our nation’s heroes! ~ j & B


Earn money for your VFD, CERT, school and others just for who you know

July 8, 2020
fundraiser for volunteers schools

The coronavirus outbreak has financially impacted first responders and volunteers across the country very hard – especially volunteer fire departments since a chunk of annual budgets come from community fundraisers like raffles, dinners, street fairs and other public functions.

Fedhealth has an easy way to help complement fundraising efforts for volunteers (VFDs, CERTs, K9 teams, etc.), nonprofits, schools and others (including individuals) just by spreading the word about our customizable preparedness and first aid book and PDF ebook.

Volunteers and others can…

  • Earn 15% on referred bulk book and ebook orders!
  • Raise funds without taking orders, collecting money, etc.;
  • Just refer agencies, businesses and groups to www.fedhealth.net or ph# 520.907.2153;
  • Fedhealth does ALL the work including providing and helping referrals with free customization then sends referral $$ once order is paid in full!

For example, say a Volunteer Fire Dept or CERT refers a county Health Dept or Emergency Management Agency…

  • County calls Fedhealth direct and orders 5,000 books customized with local plans, COVID-19 messaging, floodplain data, etc.
  • Cost for custom books:   $  22,500  (5,000 x $4.50 / book + free customization)
  • Total amount earned (15%) for Referral: $  3,375

And, if agencies or groups cannot take cash donations, Fedhealth can purchase needed equipment or supplies or provide that value in books or ebooks that can be used however you wish.

Learn more, download a free ebook, and find some handouts to share with others at www.fedhealth.net/funding-ideas.html … or call 520-907-2153 so we can help fund and support YOUR organization and help our nation get better prepared for emergencies and disasters.

Proceeds benefit the U.S. First Responders Association


Customizable PDF preparedness and first aid ebook as low as $1 in bulk

June 12, 2020

One thing this year’s coronavirus outbreak demonstrated was the use of digital products and services can help keep people connected and it’s an easy way to share educational information.

Of course during a grid down post-disaster scenario, digital data may be difficult to access through the cloud, web or cellular services, but technology is being used by all age groups more than ever before.

For over 2 decades we have been customizing our 266-page preparedness and first aid book and ebook in bulk to include local information and plans, preparedness or response messaging, or any other data that agencies, businesses, schools and organizations want included for their staff, volunteers and local communities.  

Bulk paperbacks ($4.50 delivered each) and interactive PDF ebooks (as low as $1 each) also provide match for agencies and nonprofits, and proceeds benefit the U.S. First Responders Association.

Fedhealth and FSC are also developing custom USFRA book and ebook projects for communities around the country in case your agency, business or group would like to collaborate with us using grant funds and/or sponsorships.

Download a free 63-page portion of our USFRA book in PDF and learn more at www.fedhealth.net or call Fedhealth at 520.907.2153 and let’s collaborate to help America get more prepared for emergencies and disasters.

Stay safe ~ j & B


FEMA releases $100 million in EMPG-S funding for ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (and our customizable preparedness book qualifies under this grant and many others)

April 16, 2020

As we wrote on NPSIB, on 14-Apr-2020 DHS and FEMA announced a funding notice for an additional $100 million in supplemental Emergency Management Performance Grant Program funds.

The EMPG-S money is available to all 50 states and 6 territories as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and FEMA will award funding to support COVID-19 preparedness and response; development of tools and strategies for prevention, preparedness, and response; and ongoing communication and coordination among federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial partners throughout the response.

A customizable tool that qualifies under EMPG (and other grants) is our 266-page preparedness and first aid manual (and PDF ebook) that can be customized with extra pages to include local plans, COVID-19 specific data and messaging or any other information agencies, businesses, schools and others want included for recipients.

For over 20 years many local, state and federal agencies and nonprofits have used our customizable book for communities since it qualifies as public education under most grants and provides tremendous in-kind and community match. Plus proceeds benefit the U.S. First Responders Association.

Fedhealth is a sole source, small business registered on GSA’s SAM database, the Ariba Supplier Network and many state and local procurement systems, and we can provide sole source or other documentation needed for work plans, to commit funds, straddle budgets, etc.

Learn more about our customizable preparedness and first aid book or ebook, and download a free 59-page PDF portion of it (that includes some data about coronaviruses and other infectious diseases, family plans, kits, disaster topics and more) at www.fedhealth.net.

And call Fedhealth at 520.907.2153 or email info@fedhealth.net if we can assist with your preparedness and communications needs for your employees, students, customers and communities.

(We’ve extended our hours and working 7 days a week during this outbreak.)


Use this time to learn some preparedness, self-reliance and other life skills

April 6, 2020

While most people feel they are “stuck” at home due to the COVID-19 craziness, this is actually our preferred daily lifestyle.

“Social distancing” has been our norm for 20+ years since we’ve worked from home every day with our businesses (Fedhealth and now FSC), and volunteer with the U.S. First Responders Association.

We might go out once a week or so for supplies or to visit Bill’s doctors as needed, and like to piddle around the yard and garden over past few decades.

After we came back to Texas, we got to help Mom with her chickens and gardens, and enjoy having fresh eggs and veggies. Even though the chickens are gone now, we still enjoy fresh eggs from our local feed store.

With Bill’s various health issues (including celiac disease) we don’t go out and eat so we cook everything from scratch. We buy food and supplies in bulk breaking them down into smaller amounts, and rotate things out constantly so stuff doesn’t get outdated.

And since we fulltime in our motorhome we can relate to those of you with limited space, but we try to keep at least a month or 2 of supplies on hand at all times.

Something this pandemic showed everyone is food, toiletries and supplies run short during a crisis so consider using this time off to learn some preparedness and other life skills.

For example…

  • Download a portion of our preparedness and first aid manual and sit down with loved ones to make a family plan, disaster kits for home and vehicles, learn what to do before and during certain types of disasters (e.g. floods, hurricanes, wildfires, etc.), find some business continuity tips and more at Fedhealth.net
  • Take an online introductory course about CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) covering basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations) on fema.gov
  • Check out some Educational and fun preparedness links and resources for families & kids on our blog
  • Learn how to cook using tips from Cooksmarts.com and Sheknows.com and find some recipes on USFRA.org’s Let’s Eat group
  • Find tips about dehydrating foods here and here
  • Grow sprouts (and put sprout kits in disaster kits as a food item) – more at Sproutpeople.org
  • Plant a garden outdoors and indoors using tips from Almanac.com and WindowFarms.org and Lifehacker.com
  • Learn how to can and store foods for short or long term storage from Millers Grain House and Preparednessmama
  • Learn how to sew and maybe start with making DIY cloth face masks – more on CDC.gov
  • Read more about preparedness, gardening, homesteading, tools, gear & more from…
    • PREPARE magazine and blog posts (we’ve contributed articles over the years that appeared in both free digital and paid print issues – join to gain access to their archives and other features at www.preparemag.com )
    • The Survival Mom has great, uplifting blogs, videos, webinars and free resources for moms and families (plus Lisa has a great book called How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios) at http://thesurvivalmom.com
  • Gaze at the night skies and find the Milky Way, specific stars and constellations (esp. if you have a telescope) – NASA.gov and Space.com have some great resources to get started
  • Snoop at beautiful views and critters at our National Parks using NPS’ virtual park finder site

If possible, limit news and focus time and energy on positive things (esp. if you have 2 and/or 4-legged kids!)

Read, color, play board games or cards, play in the yard or take walks, build indoor forts, organize closets and drawers, learn skills, pray or meditate, enjoy nature and this precious time with family as much as possible.

And one final and very important note …

THANK YOU first responders, military, healthcare workers, farmers, truck drivers, grocery, big box store and restaurant workers, delivery people, and everyone else across the public and private sectors who continue to keep our supply lines open and support those in need during this coronapocalypse!

We’ll get through this together and all be stronger for it.

Share your preparedness and homesteading tips, photos and resources in the comments below and stay safe and healthy out there ~ j & B


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