Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Prepping: Fire Kit

To prep a fire kit, consider your circumstances carefully. And don't forget to MAKE A PLAN. None of the things in a fire kit will do you any good if you don't know how or when to use them. Do a drill at least once. If you have a wood stove, also plan what you would do in the case of a chimney fire.

Our fire kit:

Smoke hoods
Wool blanket
Fire extinguishers - one for second floor, one for loft
Fire/carbon monoxide alarm
Window ladder
Cell phone

Our house has a garage on the first floor and a loft apartment on the second (and above.) There is only one entrance to the apartment. The apartment has a wood heater. It is likely that the windows could serve as an exit in emergency on the second floor and result in nothing worse than a broken leg, but the bed is in the loft on the third floor. In the event of a fire, the heat and smoke will rise to the loft. The loft ladder is very close to the wood stove.

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