Child Safety Blanket
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Fire is one emergency that we should always prepare for. Just as we have fire drills and prepare for fire emergencies at work, we should conduct similar drills at home. We need to educate our children about techniques for protecting themselves during these emergencies. We can make sure that they use fire retardant clothes when they go to bed. And, we should have a Child Safety Blanket tucked under each bed, one for each child.
Child safety blankets are fire blankets that protect your child by keeping the heat from getting to your child’s skin. In a fire, children can quickly wrap the 45” x 38” child safety blanket around themselves. It is very light, weighing only 7 ounces, so they should have no problem holding onto it. The blanket can protect them from contact burns and against the intense heat and flames of a fire until they can get safely outside the house.
If you are lucky enough to spot a fire when it is just starting, you can actually use the child safety blanket to put out the fire — the high-tech fibers are that resistant to flames. They had to be, because the fabric had to meet the safety criteria for firemen’s gear of the national fire protection association. Fire departments all over the country and the Emergency Management Services already use the same blankets in their operations.
The child safety blanket is not only good for blocking flames and heat from fires. It also helps to keep the body heat in and around your child. This makes the child safety blanket equally useful in other situations, like camping or boating, when you need to make sure they retain body heat and be protected from the cold. And if a fire should occur at the camp, your child can use the safety blanket to extinguish it.
By the way, in your fire drills at home, make sure the children learn not only to wrap the child safety blanket around themselves but also to have a moist towel or cloth covering their noses and mouths. This ensures dangerous fumes will not get into their lungs. Life has no reset button, think safety.