12 03 2009

I’m curious if you have gotten those batteries changed yet? I am changing mine tonight. I double dog dare you to get yours changed tonight too.  I bet you can’t beat me.

Neener, neener.

I’m also wondering if you have thought about other items (besides smoke detectors) that would help keep you safer in the event of a fire?

How about a ladder?

First Alert Three Story, 24-Foot Escape Ladder

Maybe a fire extinguisher for the kitchen and/or garage?

Fire Extinguisher For Gasoline/Oil/Grease/Electrical Fires

What about a fire blanket for under a bed?

Fire Blanket

I have one of these and really need to get a couple more for the other bedrooms.

I should also look closely at the labels on my fire extinguishers. Don’t those things expire? It might be time to purchase new.


Saving your ass is easier than you think.

10 03 2009

Over the past weekend we all moved our clocks forward an hour like good little daylight savings time soldiers. One of the things that is pounded into our heads when we spring ahead (or fall back for that matter) is the importance of changing the batteries in our smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.

In addition to changing your batteries there are other things you could and should be doing to keep your family safe in the event of a house fire.

Some suggestions from Captain Kathfucious:

  1. Ensure you have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in all the right places.  TEST THEM!
  2. Purchase fire blankets to store under beds.
  3. Put a ladder in the closet of all second floor rooms.  PRACTICE USING IT!
  4. Purchase fire extinguishers.  PRACTICE USING THEM!
  5. Practice your escape plan.

This week Kathfucious says: CHANGE THOSE BATTERIES!

What else are you going to do to keep you and yours safe in the event of a fire?