Last March was Fire Prevention Month.
According to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration or PAGASA, March is one of the months with the highest recorded temperature and humidity levels. Moreover, the dry or summer season in the Philippines usually starts in March and will subside in May.
While it is true, as a homemaker, it is better to disseminate knowledge about fire and other causes of it all year round. In fact, we’ve written fire incidents twice in the beginning of the year!
Therefore, let me show you an item I recently got, and I’m sure will protect you and your family from fire incidents.
This is ECO EQUIPMENT’s Fire Blankets.
Fire Blankets by Eco Equipment provide the best industrial standards with fire and safety equipment in Metro Manila. It is also trusted by leading companies and contractors in the country.
Eco Equipment fire blankets are industrial grade sheets of fire retardant material. As seen on their website, it is the same fire blankets used in factories and construction sites.
Surprisingly, it’s not heavy, unlike those bulky fire extinguishers.
These nonflammable blankets are helpful in temperatures up to 900 degrees and are useful in smothering fires by not allowing any oxygen to the fire. Whether the blanket is placed on top or surrounding it, the job of the blanket is to cut off the oxygen supply to the fire, thereby putting it out.
Oftentimes, the fire is caused by cooking equipment. It all starts in the kitchen. And the usual practice is to kill the fire with water, which is a common mistake.
Here’s how fire blankets can help you stop the fire: When stopping a kitchen fire, you must:
- Place the blanket over the fire.
- Expect some smoke to run through the blanket.
- Do not fret, as it is normal.
- Leave the blanket for 15 minutes or so.
- DO NO TOUCH it right away. Let it cool down.
For more details, watch this short video on how Fire Blanket is an essential item in your house:
Ideally, you can use the fire blankets when killing the kitchen fire or dousing a clothes fire.
Ultimately, Fire blankets are helpful for someone who is inexperienced with fire extinguishers. It is every home’s essential item as it is:
- Easy to use
- Can extinguish small fires
- No risk of chemical injury to skin and eyes
- Protection when you need to get out of burning room