11th June 2009
FIRE BLANKET – USED IN EUROPE FOR DECADES – ENTERS THE US WITH SAFER, MORE CONVENIENT AND EFFECTIVE WAY TO EXTINGUISH KITCHEN FIRES
Easy-to-use and economical it keeps your home from becoming next year’s statistic
HAINES CITY, FL, June 8, 2009 –The Fire Blanket Corporation, distributors of the only ASTM Certified Domestic Fire Blanket – a fire suppression device that has been a staple in most European homes, announces its entry into the U.S. consumer market. Fire Blanket represents a new and cleaner way to put out kitchen fires.
According to an August 2008 report from the National Fire Protection Association, Fire Loss In
The United States 2007:
»US Fire Departments responded to an estimated 1.5 million fires in 2007, which resulted in 3,430 civilian fire fatalities.
»There were 414,000 fires, or 78 percent of all structure fires, occurred in residential properties.
»There were 17,675 civilian fire injuries resulting in an estimated $14.6 billion in direct property loss in 2007.
»A civilian fire death is reported every 153 minutes and a civilian fire injury every 30 minutes.
Ease of Use Saves Valuable Time Reduces Loss of Property
Easy fire suppression solutions exist and, in fact, have been in use in Europe for years. One such solution is The Fire Blanket, a unique and easy to use product. While many homes may have a fire extinguisher,
Fire Blanket launches in the US
they are often hidden away, heavy, difficult to use, require training and maintenance. The Fire Blanket is, by contrast, on view, lightweight, easy to deploy and requires no training or maintenance.
“There really is no training required,” said Declan Bulger, president of Fire Blanket Corporation. “Simply pull down the tabs, remove the blanket and calmly place over the cooking fire. The Fire Blanket is easily mounted in the kitchen near the stove, quickly deployed, and with little effort placed over the fire to suppress it, leaving no additional mess to clean up.”
According to the August 2007 FEMA U.S Fire Administration – Behavioral Mitigation of Cooking Fires report: “Cooking equipment, most often a range or stovetop, is the leading cause of reported home fires and home injuries in the United States.”
Fire Blanket is well suited for more than just use in the kitchen. The company also recommends the product for dorm rooms, nursing homes, boats, RVs, camping, and other places where the possibility of a fire break out exists.
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