Fire Safety Equipment Your House Should Have
Being prepared for a fire starts with taking the necessary steps to make sure you have the proper equipment. Your house should be well-stocked with fire equipment in case of an emergency, and it will also give you the peace of mind that you are protected if a fire unexpectedly starts. Important fire and overall safety products for your home include a fire escape ladder, smoke detectors, a fire extinguisher and carbon monoxide alarms.
Fire Escape Ladders
Sometimes the safest way to escape from a fire is out the window. This isn’t always an easy task, especially if you are located on the second or third floor of your home when the fire begins. At First Alert, we have both two-story and three-story fire escape ladders that are compact and easy to store. The ladders can quickly expand, as time is of the essence. The rungs are slip-resistant and there are steel stabilizers to make sure the ladder is secure when exiting your home. Our ladders are made from steel and nylon that can hold up to 375 pounds of weight at once!
Smoke detectors help provide early warning if there is a fire in your home. Smoke detectors should be installed on every level of your home including the basement, in every bedroom, and outside every sleeping area. First Alert even offers interconnected smoke alarms that trigger all other alarms to go off in your home when smoke is detected – when one sound they all sound. oo
Fire extinguishers are a great asset to your home’s fire safety plan. Similar to fire escape ladders, fire extinguishers are portable and can be stored throughout your home in case of an emergency. We have models designed for your kitchen as well as rechargeable extinguishers with easy-to-follow instructions. But remember these should only be used for small controlled fires if a fire gets too big, exit immediately and call 911.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that can pose a threat to you and your family’s health. CO is produced from any fuel burning device, like a furnace, water heater, chimney, etc. Visit First Alert for many different carbon monoxide alarms, such as this battery-powered alarm. We also offer wireless interconnected combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms with voice and location.
There’s no such thing as being overly prepared for an emergency in your home! We offer a variety of products to help you feel prepared including fire escape ladders, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide alarms. Set up an emergency plan and make sure you have all the proper equipment in case of a fire.