This post and giveaway is sponsored by The Home Depot. All opinions are 1 million% my own and I’m happy to be working with a company I believe in about an important topic.
Right before our first anniversary, Josh and I bought our first home. It was cute and perfect for the two (and a half, I was pregnant with our oldest) of us. By the time our youngest came along we had outgrown it. I spent a couple of years searching for the perfect second home and was so grateful for the move to a larger, more suitable house for the five of us. We moved in, set up house and started to get settled. About six months later we got the scare of our lives when police officers ordered mandatory evacuations in our neighborhood because of a growing brush fire that was way too close to our dream home. I gathered what I could and packed up the car to leave our perfect-for-us home. Luckily we were able to return to our home despite the ash and smoke filled air later that same day. But every October fires pop up in my area. It’s scary.
What would you grab if you had to evacuate? Would you be prepared?
The Home Depot in partnership with Kidde products and Life+Gear Light Nights contacted me to be a part of Fire Safety Month and I knew that I could help just a little bit with getting the word out and hopefully help some of you be a little better prepared.
I created this Safety Checklist Printable to add to my family binder:
Honestly I didn’t know anything about these fire safety products. I’m glad I had the chance to read up and learn what each of these items do and why they are needed. The Kidde Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms are maintenance-free and never need battery replacements. They have an end-of-life signal to let you know when it’s time to replace them. Kidde Fire Extinguishers can be used for trash, wood, paper, glue, liquid, gas and equipment fires. (I once set a napkin on fire while cooking…this would have come in handy!) They have a 6-8 ft discharge and 8-12 second time. I especially love the Life+Gear Fire Safety Night Lights. These lights are activated by the sound of your smoke alarm, guiding you to safety in the event of a fire.
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