Take some time to check your home and make certain it’s prepared in case of a fire emergency, as well as stocked with gear that could help prevent fire in the first place. Here we’ve rounded up a collection of items meant to keep you and your family safe.
StoveTop FireStop Plus
The StoveTop FireStop Plus is a low-profile automatic cooking fire suppressor that magnetically attaches under your stove’s hood. When there’s a cooking fire, the devices automatically release dry powder and put it out. $75.95 for a set of two at stfs-plus.com.
Premium Flickering Flameless Wax Pillar candles
Get all the romance with none of the worries with these realistic Premium Flickering Flameless Wax Pillar candles from Pottery Barn. Available in ivory or red and a wide variety of sizes, each pillar is made of wax with an LED center. The faux flame flickers to mimic real candles, and each includes a timer function and an on/off switch. Batteries not included. $49.50 to $149 at Pottery Barn and potterybarn.com.
First Alert Rechargeable Home Fire Extinguisher
Fight wood, fabric, paper, flammable liquid and electrical fires with a First Alert Rechargeable Home Fire Extinguisher. The unit is wall-mountable with an included code-compliant mounting hook, and it’s compact enough for home use. In the event that it gets used, it’s also rechargeable by any certified professional. Suggested retail price: $44.99 at firstalert.com.
Nest Protect fire alarm
For a low-profile, ultramodern fire alarm, the Nest Protect is as wired as it gets. The combination fire- and carbon monoxide detector features an advanced sensor, tests itself automatically and lasts up to a decade with no need for a battery change. It also allows you to control many of its features from your phone, which makes it especially handy for people on the move. $119 from nest.com.
Filigree Hearth Rug
Keep fireplaces as safe as they are pretty with this Filigree Hearth Rug. Made of naturally fire-resistant 100 percent hand-tufted wool, and available in three colors, the 2-by 4-foot rug is a perfect way to corral stray embers. $79.95 at Plow & Hearth.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Combination Alarm with Voice Warning
Take the hassle out of changing your batteries with the Kidde Worry Free 10-Year Sealed Lithium Battery Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Combination Alarm with Voice Warning. The unit contains a sealed battery and power source that lasts for 10 years, and it’s capable of distinguishing between cooking smoke and real fires. $59.97 exclusively at Home Depot.
Three Story Fire Escape Ladder
Make sure your family has a fire escape plan, and be certain you always have an immediate way out. This Three Story Fire Escape Ladder from First Alert is 24 feet long, and is portable and compact for easy storage, Made of steel, the ladder holds up to 1,125 pounds. Suggested retail price: $105.99 at firstalert.com.
Small Privacy Lock Chest
Keep your valuables safe from fire damage with this .18-cubic foot Small Privacy Lock Chest from Sentry Safe. The portable, lockable design is UL classified for fire endurance, and is designed to protect documents, records, CDs, DVDs and USB drives from fire. Prices range from $100-$200 at Amazon, BJs Home Depot stores. More information: nwsdy.li/chest
Calling for a Medic First Aid Box
In case of a small accident, keep medical supplies close at hand. This bright red Calling for a Medic First Aid Box from Modcloth keeps salves and bandages close at hand and organized. The 8-inch high metal box includes all mounting materials. $30 at modcloth.com.