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About Us

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.

Our History

In late 1995, they began creating as just a experiment. 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  as our 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 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!

Better Websites:

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:

  • The products are easier for our customers to find, order and even customize.

  • You can have multiple shipping addresses in your account. Order histories, upload artwork for us to turn into patches and pins. More videos to describe the products.
  • We are finally adding more informational articles, tips and ideas to help people, businesses and government agencies to quickly jump start graduation, incentive and recognition programs. 

  • As the Internet matures, so to our company's internet security and computer network to protect both our customers and our growing company.


We are continuing to add exciting new websites to help you find the specialty products you need faster. We are even adding a few non-safety related websites.

(Special note: Do you have a website that works and sells products but isn't bringing in the sales you had planned based on your costs? Don't throw away all your hard work! We are interested in acquisitions and royalty programs of unique websites.  Contact us to talk further about this. Let us know what your site is, what you sell and we may be able to work out a deal to add the site to our growing family of successful sites.

We have added hundreds of new pins and patches to for Fire, EMS and Rescue volunteers and professionals to help us become your one-stop source pins, patches, uniforms accessories and uniform apparel.