Well folks, I mentioned to ya last week, my partnership with The Home Depot, for Fire Safety Month. This week, I’m sharing a couple more ways to take measures to keep your home armed with items to help in case of a fire, and shed a little light on things.
Every home should have a fire extinguisher! This is a must and depending on the size of your home, you may need more than two. The most obvious place to have one is in the kitchen, which is where one of ours is, but my biggest concerns are the bedrooms. As I mentioned earlier, the wiring in this house is unsafe I’m sure. It’s old, original wiring, and half the outlets won’t even stay in the wall. I worry so much about the fan sparking, or a heater, or extension cord catching on fire in the bedrooms so we have fire extinguishers all through the house!
The Kidde Fire extinguisher reaches up to 8 feet and up to 12 seconds in discharge time. That should be enough time to get those flames out that you were just warned about with the Kidde smoke alarm! We put ours up a little higher just to make sure Truett doesn’t mess with. When’s a little older, we’ll put it down, after we’ve taught him what to do with it.
Another important thing to put in place, is an escape plan in case of a fire. This is especially important when you have kids. And the more you practice the escape plan, the more prepared they’ll be should a fire break out!
So many times fires happen during the nighttime hours. Flashlights are handy but if you’re in a panic, you may not even be able to locate it. Another option is the Life+Gear Fire Safety Night Light. I had never seen one of these before and it’s quite awesome! These night lights are activated by your smoke alarm, allowing you have to have light in your hall and making a great focal point by the door so that you’ll know which way you need to go.
All these things are proven to be beneficial during a fire and worth the investment. It is your life afterall right?! You can find the Kidde Fire extinguisher and the Life+Gear Fire Safety Night Light at The Home Depot. Please be sure to give The Home Depot a follow on twitter and a like on facebook.
The winner of last week’s giveaway, sponsored by The Home Depot, was Ellen B! Thanks for entering y’all!
Disclosure: As I mentioned above, I was excited to partner with The Home Depot folks and help raise awareness during fire safety month. Gift card & product were provided for my time & efforts to create the post, however, all opinions are my own, just as they always have been.