When a fire breaks out that can be contained within the size of the blanket, this is when you should use it.
We recommend pulling out the blanket and getting familiar with the size in case you ever need to use it. Don’t worry, they are easy to fold up and put back in the pouch.
How do I use my fire blanket?
In an emergency, you need to act fast and the fire blanket is designed to allow anybody to easily use it.
Step 1: Pull the tabs at the bottom to release the fire blanket.
Step 2: Toss the fire blanket over the fire, leaving no airflow for the fire to breathe.
Step 3: Leave it for approximately 10 minutes to ensure the fire is completely suffocated.
Inform the entire household
Now that you understand everything there is to know about a fire blanket, it’s time to inform the rest of your household for everyone's safety and peace of mind.
They should be familiar with what a fire blanket is, where they are located, when to use them and how they work.
If you have children, we recommend showing them a mock scenario by pulling the blanket out and tossing it over a kitchen pan that’s not in use.
BONUS: Wrap it around yourself!
In a fire emergency, you can’t always put the fire out in time. Sometimes it spreads too big, too quickly. In this scenario, the best option may be to grab your fire blanket and wrap it around your or your loved ones to help escape a fire without harm.
We carry XL blankets that are great for this purpose. They are large enough to wrap around your entire body.
Please NEVER go back for your fire blanket if it puts you at risk. Only grab it if it’s easily available and can aid you in a fire escape.
Final Note: Consider showing family and friends too! Not many people know that a fire blanket even exists. There are over 450,000 house fires yearly. We are on a mission to drop this number by educating as many people as possible!