Only 11% of fires actually occur during the night between midnight and 5 am. Unfortunately, 20% of fire-related deaths happen during the same period of the day.
This is mostly because we’re tucked up in bed and not prepared.
It highlights the importance of having working smoke alarms installed to give you the best chance of a safe escape. But have you thought about how you would escape if a fire downstairs blocked your means of exit?
Having a fire escape ladder gives you a quick and safe route of exit out of the window.
That means you can get your whole family to safety without having to wait for the fire service to rescue you. Once hooked over the window sill, throw the rungs out of the window and you’re ready to make your exit.
Which Fire Ladder Do I Need?
Different lengths of fire ladder are available, so you can buy whichever one will best suit your needs.
Two and three storey ladders are available, as well as loft ladders to enable an exit from a loft conversion.
Whichever option you chose, they can store away easily without taking up much space until they’re needed.
That means they won’t be an unsightly roommate.
They are also lightweight, which makes them less awkward to put in place.
How Do I Get My Child To Safety?
For younger children, you’ll want to carry them down yourselves.
Of course, this proves awkward when you need your hands to climb down.
Instead, you can add a safety harness for children to your purchase.
This will securely strap a toddler onto you, so your hands are free to help you both escape to safety.
Just make sure to adjust the harness before an emergency to save vital time.
I Hope You’ll Never Need One…
…But having a fire escape ladder will give you the best chance of surviving a house fire.
You need to have a second means of escape in case fire blocks your main route of exit.
And a fire escape ladder provides you with one instantly.
Make sure your family are aware of your emergency fire exit plan.
Being familiar with what will happen means they’re prepared and less scared in the situation.