What would you do if a grease fire ignited on your stove? You may have a fire extinguisher nearby, but are you prepared to operate it? Is there time to read the directions? Will it even work if it has been sitting there untouched for 10 years? At times like this, when every second matters, another option might be the Kovenex fire blanket.
Ideal for small, contained fires, a Kovenex blanket can safely extinguish flames, damper smoke, and prevent burns. The patented fabric doesn’t emit toxic fumes when exposed to flames, and while the color may change, it will not burn. It’s soft and lightweight, yet tough enough to smother an angry fire. The fire blanket is also easy to use, compared with a fire extinguisher that can be a challenge to operate in the stressful first few seconds of an emergency fire.
The inventor of the blanket is Bill Bridgeman, who originally set out to design an infant safety blanket. The manufacturer is Waubridge Specialty Fabrics, which makes sure that its Kovenex blankets adhere to National Fire Protection Association requirements. The Home Safety Blanket can be used to wrap around a person in an evacuation scenario.
Having a fire blanket nearby is an important safety precaution . . . though we hope you never need to use it.