This website is one of several sites owned by Crisis Management Systems Inc. (C.M.S., Inc.) -a Virginia Corporation. We are located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our company was founded in San Francisco, California on July 5, 1991 by Julia Moore and Steven Hull.
In June, 2001, we moved our headquarters to Charlottesville, Virginia. Currently we have a small retail store at our main office/warehouse in Ruckersville,VA. We can service all our customers through e-commerce, phone, FAX, will call and in-person sales calls. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or wish to place an order.
In late 1995, they began creating SafetyStore.com as just a experiment. SafetyStore.com started out as an small Internet site designed to supply a few hard-to-find home and business preparedness products. We are told now that when we started our site - their were less than 100,000 commercial websites in the World. Over time, our 5-page, 40-product website has grown to hundreds, then thousands of pages and products. We are now known as a pioneer in the safety and emergency response products and systems on the Internet. But our product offering has expanded, due primarily to listening to individual requests from our customers.
As the Internet grew over the years, so our reputation for great customer service and first-hand product knowledge. Homemakers to international relief groups to government agencies have come to rely on our safety and emergency management knowledge to help them find the right products and services to complement their needs.
In 1999, we drastically expanded our business position to more fully meet customer's needs by offering internet, telephone order, wholesale and retail sales. We added 4 websites to offer specific products for industrial safety, First Aid EMS and Fire related patches and pins. In the year 2000, we launched this site Medpins.com. as our SafetyStore.com site was seeing an explosion of orders for graduation pins and embroidered patches. We wanted to make it easier for customers just interested in pins, patches and accessories to quickly find what they need.
Today Medpins.com sells thousands of our quality pins and patches for nursing pining ceremonies, allied health graduations, EMS and first aid classes, rescue teams each year. Besides our unique stock and customer designed pins and patches we work with the three largest US manufacturers most who have been in business for more than 40 years. Many times we stock more of there stock product than they keep on-hand for all the other dealers combined so we have the product selection you need year-round.
Dozens of groups will have us design and produce custom pins and embroidered patches. Custom order are not expensive and require only an order of 100 units. Our customers are learning the secret and saving money buying custom!
In 2005, 2009 and again in 2012, we completely rebuilt our internet and order systems. This is the 7th major redesign of our websites. The websites are getting a fresh new look and more features. More importantly: