Why Choose First Aid Supplies Online?
At First Aid Supplies Online, we offer the highest quality first aid products at the best prices with fast service. With over 30 years in the first aid and safety service industry, First Aid Supplies Online offers exceptional service to customers nationwide.
First Aid Supplies has developed commercial first aid kits for national companies like Subway, Starbucks Coffee, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, as well as similar industrial first aid kit solutions for cities and government institutions. We serve businesses, first responders and consumers.
First Aid Supplies Online was founded in 1989 by Chris Westwood and Vicki Streit. Chris and Vicki got their experience and developed their skills working together at a big Northwest Safety Equipment distributor in the 1980’s. Like so many entrepreneurs before, their experience taught them that “big” was not necessarily synonymous with good or excellent. They came to believe that if they had their own company and could provide excellent customer service everyone else just talked about, they would have a successful company.
Large enough to do the job but still small enough to care, First Aid Supplies Online, Inc is a closely held family-owned and operated corporation. Although Vicki retired September 30, 2016, Chris and his family are still actively managing the company and remain committed to our mission. Unlike so many other online companies, your input and feedback are heartily encouraged. You can contact our family via email email@example.com or call us toll-free at 1-800-874-8767
In the spring of 1989, Chris and Vicki launched their fledgling first aid and safety service company. Operating out of the basement of Chris’ home they started offering quality first aid and safety products along with their excellent customer service to the local businesses in the Puget Sound Region of Western Washington. In the fall of 1992 having outgrown Chris’ basement, the business moved to the Cloverdale Business Park in South Seattle where it remained for 25 years, moving into larger spaces within the park as we grew.
1996 was a watershed year for the growing company as Chris decided to investigate the emerging internet technology. In the spring of 1997, First Aid Supplies Online.com became a reality. In 1999 we launched our first commercial website and nothing has been the same since. 2019 begins our 20th year serving businesses, institutions, and individuals of all kinds.
We’re proud to be in the business of preserving and improving life with our value-driven first aid supplies. We didn’t just randomly pick first aid supplies. We’re engaged in promoting the health and welfare of human beings because, at the heart of it, we cherish humanity. People are the main attraction in this life, (pets are people too). We strive to supply as many people as possible, but if we help even a single person prepare BEFORE one of life’s hazards comes knocking at their door, we know we’ve done a good thing.
- We believe everyone should have easy access to affordable and quality first-aid supplies whenever they need them.
- We believe preparing for emergencies is empowering and builds trust. It shows others we care enough to have a plan.
- We keep our customers in mind every step of the way and trust our kindness will be felt on the other end and then paid forward.
- We believe in earning trust by being genuine, consistently reliable, accountable, and generous with our time and assumptions.
- We believe that life is better with a daily dose of laughter and fun.
Leadership through patience, persistence and perspiration
Chris is the founder and CEO of First Aid Supplies Online. When he was just 19 years old, Chris served in the Vietnam War as a platoon medic with the 101st Airborne Division. You could say this was the start of his 40-year career in first aid kits and supplies. It was also where his life’s destiny as a compassionate humanitarian took shape.
A Self-Made Man
Chris has charted his course by studying the masters of business and personal transformation like Napoleon Hill, John C. Maxwell, Robert Kiyosaki, and many more.
For Chris, it comes naturally to see the big picture in any given situation. This Jedi-mind trick opens many doors and allows Chris to take advantage of opportunities when they arise.
An instinct, not for business, but for family.
Chris goes out of his way to bond with those in his world because he knows the value of rapport. His colleagues refer to him as that “fun guy you can take seriously.” He considers his family to be his greatest achievement with his incredible business success a distant second.
When he’s not at work, you can find Chris and his wife Merry hitting the trails in their ORV’s or hiking in beautiful Southern Utah.