October 1 is National Family Fire Drill Day—that is tomorrow. According to a 2011 Liberty Mutual Insurance survey 38% of families don’t have a fire escape plan.
This is your chance to create and practice an emergency home-exit strategy for you and your family and pets.
My product review is on portable escape ladders. I haven’t used one but the information from Pearl at states that: “all their ladders are designed to be stored within easy reach under a bed, in a nearby closet etc”.
They support up to 1500 lbs, allowing for more than one person to escape at a time. The 23’ 8” length accommodates up to 3 story homes. The price for the permanent escape and rescue ladder is $279.99.
Have you or anyone you know used one of these or similar ladders?
Chief Philip Shaver of Freeland Michigan: “Clean up the clutter. Clogged dryer vents, piles of trash in the kitchen and flammable materials packed around water heaters—housekeeping issues account for 90% of our fire calls.” I say: Holy Smokes (no pun intended). This is another good reason to get rid of clutter—to reduce the risk of fire hazards in our homes. This is something I hadn’t thought of before.