Fire Safety Ladders: An Additional Fire Safety Option To Help Your Family Escape A Burning House

Most people view fire safety ladders as going above and beyond extreme in fire safety. However, if you've ever been in a burning building with no escape available but the window, then you know that going above and beyond extreme with these ladders is not going above and beyond extreme. There are really useful and can be lifesaving in cases where there was no other way out but the window.

There is no such thing as being over-prepared when you're talking about fires. People often have more than one fire extinguisher (businesses generally have one for each floor). Both homes and business typically have more than one fire alarm to warn everybody to get out. However, one such fire safety equipment you don't find on most homes or workplaces are fire safety ladders. Why?

What You'll Find With Fire Safety Ladders

Fire safety ladders are found in an array of formats including:

  • Lightweight, moveable ladders
  • Install able fire escape ladders

How do they differ from one another?

A Look At Lightweight, Moveable Ladders

These kinds of ladders are deployed from the window and are very study and accessible for any family member, regardless of the age. Once the ladder has been extended, it just means using it to get to the ground. If you decide this is the way to go for your home, be sure you look at only the ones that have met all the local and state fire codes for your area. The best part about this kind of ladder is that you can purchase one for each of the second story windows.

A Look At Installable Fire Escape Ladders

You also have the option of an installable fire escape ladder. Of course, if you rent your home, you better talk with your landlord before getting one. However, most agree to it as it is certainly a way to prevent a fire-related injury or death. The ladders are tucked away when they're not being used and will only come out when a mechanism by the window is pressed. This keeps burglars from using the ladder to break into your home.

You will spend quite a bit more money on the installable fire ladders than the moveable ladders because:

  1. They're made of quality materials
  2. They need to be installed before they can be used

However, the biggest advantage to them is that you buy a good-quality fire escape ladder only one time. After all, they last for years and you'll feel safer knowing your loved ones will be able to use it… if the time comes. The ladders are so easy to use that even a young child could activate it. It's got non-slip rungs and study sides that will allow you to quickly leave the home without becoming injured.

Of course, the one you choose should be based on what you're looking for but, no matter what one you go with, you can understand now the importance of having one. After all, having a fire safety ladder could mean the difference between life and death.

Bear in mind that you should also have, on hand, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide detectors and other safety equipment to ensure the safety of yourself and your family.

Bear in mind that you should also have, on hand, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide detectors and other safety equipment to ensure the safety of yourself and your family.


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