Looking for a unique and useful gift this holiday season? Do you know someone who has every toy and gadget imaginable? Firefighters ask you to consider a gift that could save a life. Gifts such as smoke alarms, fire escape ladders, portable fire extinguishers, automatic stovetop fire extinguishers, and LED candles are a great way keep others safe and show you care.
When purchasing a smoke alarm as a gift, CKFR asks you to consider a lithium battery powered smoke alarm. The advantage of a lithium powered smoke alarm is that your gift recipient is spared the nuisance of having to replace the batteries. That’s right! The 9-volt lithium battery comes with a 10-year warranty and a tamper-resistant battery cover. A smoke alarm without a battery can’t save a life! The lithium powered smoke alarm also comes with a hush feature that’s ideal for the novice cook.
Does someone you know live in a home with multiple stories? An emergency escape ladder would make a great gift for that loved one, especially since many people have not purchased escape ladders for themselves. Escape ladders provide an alternative, safe escape route when all other exits are blocked by fire. An emergency escape ladder stored near an accessible window or coiled-up under a bed provides a great back-up emergency exit in the event of a fire.
Portable ABC fire extinguishers also make great gifts. There are so many places a fire extinguisher could come in handy. It’s highly unlikely your recipient could have too many. Firefighters recommend having a fire extinguisher in the kitchen, garage, car, boat, camper, and trailer. If the person receiving the fire extinguisher is unsure about how to use the gift, have them practice outside with an old fire extinguisher or have them call CKFR to set up a group training appointment.
None of these great safety gift ideas grabbing your attention? How about an automatic stove top fire extinguisher? These extinguishers attach magnetically to the vent hood over a stove. If a stove fire with flames occurs, the fire suppressing powder in the canisters automatically releases and quickly puts out the fire. Clean-up from a fire extinguished with the automatic extinguisher generally involves nothing more than a wet towel and vacuum.
And finally, LED candles are a fun gift that can reduce the risks of a fire ever happening. LED battery operated candles are a safe alternative to open flame candles and are ideal for the person who decorates with candles.
Gift giving is easy and satisfying. Just knowing those you care about are getting a gift that could save their life will make this an enjoyable season.