Nearly two thirds of all household fires start in the kitchen. If you have a fire in your kitchen what will you do? Do you have safety equipment? A Woven Emergency Fire Blanket is a handy item to have in the kitchen area as it can quickly stop a small pan fire from spreading.
The Woven Emergency Fire Blanket is a 56" x 80" woven cloth blanket manufactured with Dupont® X-12 fire retardant and works by cutting off the oxygen supply and smothering the fire. Designed for stove-top fires, it is also ideal for use on an out of control barbecue as well. You can also use the blanket to wrap around someone if their clothes are on fire. Alternatively, when wrapped up in it, you or someone else can exit the home safely, protected from the flames.
It’s important that you know how to use the Woven Emergency Fire Blanket correctly. If you use it incorrectly, you could end up burning yourself and not extinguishing the fire. First, turn off the electric or gas supply, then unfold the blanket and wrap part of the blanket around your hands to prevent burning. Carefully cover the flames making sure they are all covered. Leave the blanket on for a while to make sure the fire is fully out. Remember, if the flames are bigger than the blanket, do not attempt to put the fire out, instead immediately evacuate and call the fire department.
You will never know when a kitchen fire could start or you have to exit a burning building. Be prepared, and stay safe, with the Woven Emergency Fire Blanket.