Home SafetyRope Ladders
Rope ladders are recommended for a safe and fast exit from the upper levels of two-storey and three-storey buildings.
Many lives are lost due to residential fires each year. House fires cause more deaths, injuries and property loss than any other kind.
Many people assume that if a fire occurred in their home, they could escape rapidly and easily. Not true. The fact is, fire is a quick killer.
In just three short minutes after bursting into flame, a fire can consume the entire room in which it started. Heat and smoke form a deadly combination, blocking an escape from the home, especially for children and elderly people. Stairways may become a chimney for poisonous scorching gases.
Fire escape ladders are an essential part of your family's escape plan. Escape ladders are a valuable, rapid means of escape.Install a Sprinkler System
Approximately 75% of all home fire deaths could be prevented by sprinkler systems.
Automatic fire sprinkler systems attack a fire in its early stages by spraying water only on the area where the fire is detected. Consider including sprinkler systems in plans for new construction and installing them in existing homes.
Current estimates suggest that when a home or building is under construction a sprinkler system would cost about 1% of the total building cost. Traditional industrial-type sprinklers, as well as sprinklers for the home, are now being designed to blend with any decor.
Insurance companies have long realized the property protection features of automatic sprinkler systems. The premium reductions will, in fact, allow the fire protection system to pay for itself in as little as 3 to 4 years. Some insurance companies offer discounts on their home owner's policies for residential sprinklers.
Water damage from fire fighting hoses can be far greater than water problems from fire sprinklers. Sprinklers have been successful in reducing property damage and loss of life.
Fast response sprinklers combined with working smoke detectors will increase survival chances from 74% to 90%.Basic Facts
Only the sprinkler over the fire will activate. Sprinkler heads react to temperatures in each room individually.
Sprinklers seldom activate accidentally.
A sprinkler system will severely limit a fire's growth. Therefore, damage from a sprinkler system will be much less severe than the damage caused by smoke and fire, if the fire had gone unabated.
Sprinkler systems are not to be viewed as a reason not to call the fire department. Report a fire even if a sprinkler has apparently extinguished the fire. Fire fighters will verify that the fire is completely out.