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Bulk Orders on Safe Escape Smoke Hoods Save Money and Protect

by Barbara 3. November 2014 07:50

Recently, Safe Home received multiple requests for large quantities of Safe Escape Smoke Hoods. Most SKU's come in cases of 10 or 20. Let Safe Home be your supplier and save money on larger quantities that are shipped directly from our manufacturer.

Depending upon the quantities orders, Safe Home accepts prepayment by credit card or check. For Federal, State and Municipalities, Safe Home can offer Net 15 or Net 30 terms depending upon quantities ordered. We are a SAM registered woman owned small business located in Iowa City, Iowa.

If your business is located above the second floor of a high rise building, think seriously about how your employees can escape during a fire. Similarly, prisons and jails need to protect their employees during fires. A popular choice is the Safe Escape ASE 30 Smoke Hood in the soft case. For quantities of hard case units that can be hung on the wall or on near fire exits, consider a case of Safe Escape 30 minute hard case smoke hoods in a case of 20. 60 minute smoke hoods are also available as well as oxygen generating smoke hoods that use a chemical process, thus eliminating the risks of oxygen explosions.

SAFETY CODE COMPLIANCES includes:

  • Smoke and Fire safety Hood Mask conforms with USFA-FEMA standards.
  • European Standard EN 403.
  • Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1716:1994.
  • Thailand Disaster Prevention
  • Department of the Interior Ministry. Japanese Standard 248.

 

Please contact us directly regarding your needs. We sell Safe Escape smoke hoods ranging from 30 minutes to oxygen producing respirators. Sales@SafeHomeProducts.com is the best email to use. Please send us your company name, physical address, phone numbers, email and point of contact. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Barbara

Choosing the Correct John Sterling Window Guard Type to Meet My Needs

by Barbara 13. August 2013 08:05

Question about which John Sterling Window Guards I should purchase.

Q: "I need to protect windows in an apartment complex. I started an order for John Sterling 1125 window guards that did not complete. Please help me.Thanks. Walter"

Answer: There are three types of John Sterling window guards, the 1120 series that meet NYC requirements for non-sleeping rooms, the 1130 series, that come in basic bulk packaging and in units that include mounting bars, escape pins, brackets and screws and the 1170 series, currently only one model that swings open and removes from the mounting posts.

We determined in our phone call that you needed John Sterling 1130 series that open. Below is basic information for anyone who needs to install window guards.

John Sterling Window Guard Types: Fixed or Non-Opening and Swing Open. Check with your local building inspector for the code that applies to your city or state prior to ordering. Measure windows accurately. John Sterling does not recommend mounting these guards vertically.

Non-Opening Window Guards. 1120 Series. 4.5 inch spacing between the bars. These can be ordered in White or Black These are secured with 2.5 inch #10 One Way Screws. To remove the guards, you must break off the screw head and drill out the screw. Add 4 inches to bar height for maximum covered opening. Meet NYC standards for non-sleeping windows.

JS-1123-P   3 Bars 15" H X 23-42"W 
JS-1123-S   3 Bars 15" H X 14-24"W
JS-1123-L   3 Bars 15" H X 42-58"W
JS-1124      4 Bars 20"H X 23-42 "W
JS-1125      5 Bars 25"H X 23-42" W

Non-Opening Window Guards 1130 Series Basic Guards, Bulk Packed. 3.5 inch spacing between the bars. Purchase mounting hardware, locking channel (if desired) etc.  separately. The second number indicates the number of bars. Ex. 1133 has 3 bars and 1139 has 9 bars.  With conversion kits, all can be made swing open type guards. For larger projects, this is the best choice as it is least expensive. White or black.  Add 4 inches for maximum coverage, ex. JS-BK-1133 will protect 11 to 15 inch opening. The last number indicates # of bars. Ex. 1133=3 bars.
         1. JS-BK-1133     11"x 24-42"W
         2. JS-BK-1134-S  14"x 14-24"W
         3. JS-BK-1134     14"x 24-42"W
         4. JS-BK-1134-L  14"x 41-58"W
         5  JS-BK-1135     18"x 24-42"W
         6. JS-BK-1136     22"x 24-42"W
         7  JS-BK-1136-L  22"x 41-58"W
         8. JS-BK-1136-EL 22"x 58-76"W
         9  JS-BK-1138     30"x 24-42"W
         10 JS-BK-1139    33"x 24-42"W

Opening Window Guards 1130 Series. Swing Open. 3.5 inch spacing between the bars. White or Black. Opening protected can be horizontal or vertical. PKG indicates that the screws, locking channel, mounting bracket, lock pin are included.Only white are listed below. The EL and L units are special packages Safe Home had made up since these wider units are not otherwise available except to commercial installers. Add a maximum of 4 inches to the height for maximum window protection.


        1. JS-1133              11"x24-42"W  3Bars Protect opening 11-15 Inches
        2. JS-1134              14"x24-42"W  4Bars Protect opening 14-18 Inches
        3. JS-1135              18"x24-42"W  5Bars Protect opening 18-22 inch
        4. JS-1136              22"x24-42"W  6Bars Protect opening 22-26" Inches
        5. JS-1136-L-PKG     22"x41-58"W  6Bars Protect Opening 22-26" 41-58"Wide
        6. JS-1136-EL-PKG   22"x58-76"W  6Bars Protect Opening:22-26",58-76"wide
        5  JS-1138-PKG       30"x24-42"W  8Bars Protect opening 30-34",24-42"Wide
        6. JS-1139-PKG       33"x24-42"W  9Bars Protect opening 33-37",24-42"wide

Opening Window Guard 1170 Series. Angle Iron. White or Black. Has Locking Channel. Lifts out from mounting brackets. Very difficult to cut with bolt cutters.

JS-1175      21"x24-42 inches.

Please measure your window openings carefully. Remember that window locks are available to limit window openings. These are both keys and un-keyed styles.

Thanks for your question. Go to SafeHomeProducts.com and put the product code of the window guards require into the search bar.

Sincerely,

Barbara

Chain Fire Ladders or Emergency Ladders for 2nd thru 6th Stories, Made in USA Safety Products

by Barbara 8. June 2012 07:09

Question about Made in USA escape ladders

Q: "I manage a residence for abused women. Our building is 6 stories high. We do have some fire escapes. However, many of the bedrooms are not near the fire escapes. We are looking for ladders that can be kept under a bed or in a closet for emergency escape in case there is a fire. We prefer to Buy American. Which ladders do you suggest we purchase? Thanks. Beth."

Answer: We recommend the Bold Ladders which are made in the USA by Bold Industries. There are 12 foot, 20 foot, 35 foot and 50 foot ladders.

  • Quickescape 12 foot ladders. Weight: about 15 lbs. Choose from a QuickEscape QFL12SL Emergency Ladder With Sleeves, 12FT or a QuickEscape QFL 12 Emergency Chain Ladder, 12FT without plastic sleeve covering. Note: plastic covering helps to reduce the possibility of tangling. The 12 foot ladder is an Emergency Escape Ladder For the 2nd Floor. The QuickEscape® Emergency Escape Ladder hooks over a window sill for quick escape when other exits are blocked. Place the ladder hooks over the window sill and climb down the ladder to safety.  A portable ladder, the Quickescape ladders are tested to support over 1000 lbs.and fit standard windowsill walls up to 10" thick. There are easy to install or remove standoffs for each rung: standoffs give more stability while allowing flexibility to avoid a variety of wall obstructions or hazards. For example, if there is a lower floor window located directly below the designated egress (escape) window and the path of deployed escape ladder will goe along that wall. For this situation, prepare the ladder in advance by removing the standoffs that would hit the window, thus avoiding breaking the glass. The ladder is made from 18 gauge steel with a 2/0 double loop chain in red and gray. There is a life time warranty.
  • Quickescape 20 foot emergency escape ladders. Weight: about 22 lbs. Each ladder is identical in construction to the Quickescape 12 foot ladders. The difference is that this ladder is made for escape from a 3rd story. Choose either the Quickescape with plastic covering of the chains or the Bold QuickEscape Fire Ladder, No Sleeves, 20FT with plain chains.
  • ResQLadder® Emergency Escape Ladder, 35 feet long. Weight is about 24 lbs. This fire ladder is made for escapes from the 4th floor. Red and white in color, the gauge of the ladder is 18 gauge and 20 gauge. Again the ladder supports up to 1000 lbs. total and has removable stand-offs. Choose from a 35 Ft ResQLadder® Emergency Escape Ladder with plastic covering the chains or Bold FL35 Res Q Ladder, No Chain Sleeves, 35 Feet.
  • ResQLadder® Emergency Escape Ladder, 50 feet long. Weight is about 38 lbs.  This ladder is made for escapes from the 5th through 6th floor. Red and white in color, the gauge of the ladder is 18 gauge and 20 gauge. Again the ladder supports up to 1000 lbs. total and has removable stand-offs. Choose from a 50 Ft ResQLadder® Emergency Escape Ladder with no covering the chains or a 50 Ft ResQLadder® Emergency Escape Ladder with plastic on the chains. Plastic sleeves mean less likelihood of the chain tangling during deployment and more comfortable climbing down.

Remember that along with having escape ladders available, you need to have fire exits marked as well as the locations of the ladders marked. Smoke hoods are often recommended for those who are in rooms without windows with direct access to those with fire ladders. Install and regularly test smoke alarms.

Note: Due to Liability Issues This Product is Returnable Only In Event of a Defect Verified by the Manufacturer.

Thank you for your question. We do discount larger quantities of ladders, smoke hoods and most of our products.

Sincerely,

Barbara

 

Replace Recalled Unsafe Evac-U8 or Out-Of-Date Smoke Hoods on Yachts, Ships, Planes, Etc.

by Barbara 2. June 2012 04:11

Question about smoke and fire hoods.

Q:"The expiration dates on our yacht's smoke hoods are 2010. The units are Evac-u8. When I phoned, your customer service person told me that Evac-u8 were recalled years ago because of problems. Seals were leaking so the Evac-u8 units caused moisture absorption in the chemicals that were to save your life! What units replace them?

Answer: Please choose a smoke hood depending upon your needs. For example, the Safe Escape Fire and Smoke Hood ASE30A, Hard Case give 30 minutes escape time from smoke or fire. The ASE 30 or ASE 60 in hard cases can be mounted on the wall. The Safe Escape Fire Smoke Hood ASE60A Hard Case 60 min give up to 60 minutes escape time.

If you prefer a smoke hood that keeps the user safe from more chemicals and gases, select the Safe Escape Chem Bio Smoke Fire Gas Escape Hood 60BR-HC  that provides respiratory, head and eye protection to facilitate evacuation from hazardous fire and toxic gas atmospheres. Every vehicle, office, and home should have one of these for each person to protect against explosion, chemical spills, smoke inhalation, or toxic fumes. The ASE60BR in the hard case meets rquirements of EN403-2004, EN 153-2000, EN 14387-2004, EN 14941-1998 a, EN 12942L: 1998 and Q (HJ)GA01-2003.


The 60BR-HC has 5 part system also protects against:

  • GREEN: Sarin, Hydrocyanic Acid, Hydrogen Arsenide, Phosgene, Diphosgene, Chlorpicrin, Pestmaster, Dichloromethane, Hydrogen Chloride (HCL), Lewsite Gas, Mustard Gas, Sarin, Benzene
  • RED: Benzene, Chlorine, Acetone, Alcohol Class, Aniline Class, Carbon Disulphide, Carbon Tetrachloride, Chloroform, Methyl Bromide, Chlorotoluene, Nitroalkaline, Chlorpicrin, Ammonia Gas, Suphur Dioxide, Chlorine Gas, Hydrogen Sulphide, Oxides of Nitrogen, Phosgene, Phosphorate or Chlorine organoagricultural chemicals.
  • WHITE: Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • PURPLE: Radioaerosol, Bacteria aerosol, Other Toxic Smoke, Fog, Dust 

Safe Home also sells specialized units that not only are smoke and fire hoods but also are oxygen generating self-rescue devices. The Safe Escape Oxygen Generating Self Rescue Respirator Hard Case 10/CS contains 10 units at a reduced price over a single unit.

Safe Escape HFZY30EEBD-HC Oxygen Generating Self-Rescue Respirator Features:

  • Self-contained oxygen generation for 30 to 60 minutes
  • SGS certified
  • PVC hood withstands temperatures up to 1000 degrees Celcius.
  • Hood color is orange
  • ABS Plastic Hard Case with Clam Shell Design
  • Case:8.5 X 4.25 X 5.5 inches
  • Weight: approx. 5 lbs. in Case
  • WARRANTY: All products have a 5 year Shelf Life from the Date of Manufacture.

FREE ONE TIME REPLACEMENT ( Excluding ANY & ALL applicable Shipping Costs / Taxes or Duties)Should you use it in an actual Documented Case where Fire / Smoke are or / were present where-upon these units were used to facilitate escape or while awaiting rescue during the 4 or 5 years. Product should be returned to Distributor or Ourselves along with a Official Report from Law Enforcement / Fire / Civil Defense / Military Authorities in order to verify its usage in an actual situation where Smoke and / or Fire were present. We will replace them Once During the 5 Year Shelf Life. For Government Agencies / Departments no more than once a year with proper documentation supporting their claim and the return to us of the used unit along with documentation / official police / fire report. You will also be able to order this Special Custom Colored product for SWAT, DEA, FBI agencies and other Military & Police agencies in BLACK or Army Green or Desert Sand Color in other parts of the World Army Green, Sand or Black Colored Hoods also have same color filter to conceal recognition. We also place SWAT, DEA, FBI, POLICE Loges on the Front of the Airbag and Rear of the Hood for Identification.

The HFZY30 is exactly the same unit. However it comes in an ABS Plastic Case with CLAM-Shell Design for quick and easy access to be used in Office Buildings or above deck in staterooms on ships or areas above deck or for use in confined areas on Oil Platforms and built-in wall mount for affixing to any hard surface.

Safe Home also sells the Safe Escape Oxygen Generating Respirator Compact Steel Case This unit is meant for wearing on one's belt or mounted nearby in mines, ship engine rooms, etc.


SafeEscape tm ASE20B/ZH20B Portable Stainless Steel Cased Self-Rescue Oxygen Generating Respirator for Miners, Refineries, etc. Technical Data:

  • Service Life in Movement: Duration in minutes according to MT425-1995 (breath rate of 45L/min. >20 minutes
  • Service Life at Rest: Duration according to MT425-1995 30L/min
  • Oxygen Concentration of Inhaled Air: >21%
  • Carbon Dioxide Concentration of Inhaled Air : <3%
  • No other toxic gas in the inhaled air
  • Temperature of Inhaled Air: <60%
  • Inhalation resistance: <245Pa
  • Mass, Unopened:<1.2Kg
  • Starter conforms to Standard MT425-1995
  • Dimensions: 160mmx 130mmx90mm
  • Expected Service Shelf Life: 5 years stored.
  • Made in China 

To be concise, SafeEscape makes soft case and hard case smoke hoods with 30 minutes and 60 minute use times, soft case and hard case smoke hoods that also filter out toxic gases, and soft case plastic, hard case plastic and steel case oxygen self-generating respirators.

Please contact us for pricing on larger quantities and special colors (minimums of 500 apply for special colors.)

Thank you for your questions.

Sincerely,

Barbara

 

Lightweight Safe Escape Self-Rescue Respirators Produce Oxygen Via Chemical Process

by Barbara 19. February 2012 05:24

Question about the Safe Escape Oxygen Generating Self Rescue Respirator, Steel Case

Q: "Currently, we are using self-rescue hoods and oxygen tanks as our emergency preparedness units in case of fire in our underground storage facility. I see that you have a unit that generates its own oxygen. We are concerned about tanks exploding. How does this unit operate? How much time would we have to escape if we need to use it.? Thanks. Tom

Answer: The unit is the Safe Escape Oxygen Generating Self Rescue Respirator, in the steel case. The advantages of the stainless steel encased unit include being compact (4 inches by 5.25 inches by 7.5 inches),easily wall mounted near exits and puncture resistant. The main advantage is that a chemical process generates the oxygen so there are no dangerous, heavy oxygen tanks involved. Weight due to the case is about 5 lbs. does weigh about 5 lbs.

Safe Home sells these units primarily for use below decks of ships, especially in engine rooms and for underground storage facilities like yours. The Safe Escape Oxygen Generating Self-Rescue Respirators give you 30 minutes up to 60 minutes of breathable oxygen (21% Concentration). Unlike the SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) oxygen tanks, these units are lightweight and have no risk of  secondary explosions due to oxygen tank issues.  No maintenance and no special fitting are needed. Each closed system unit has an orange hood that fits any sized head. The nose/mouthpiece has been tested, passed and certified by SGS. This oxygen respirator unit is vacuum sealed in a bag: no moisture can enter. Just open, escape and throw it away.  The case is steel: certified and compliant for IMO, International Maritime Organization for use in engine rooms and areas of ships below deck.

The respirator hood is made from PVC that provides protection for up to 100 degrees Celsius (over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit) as well as direct flame and hot falling ash protection.The high temperature rubber neck band seals off the breathing area to keep 100% of any possible toxins from entering the respirator.

Other uses for this self-rescue oxygen generating respirator are private yachts, chemical facilities, oil platforms and refineries, hotels, high rise office buildings, correctional facilities, police, military, fire rescue, first responders, subways, or underground mining industry.

Safe Escape Oxygen Generating Self-Rescue Respirator AFSY30 EEBD Stainless Steel Case Features:

    Self-contained oxygen generation for 30 to 60 minutes
    SGS certified mouthpiece and nose piece
    IMO certified and compliant for use in engine room areas and ship areas below deck.
    PVC hood withstands temperatures up to 1000 degrees C.
    Hood color is orange
    Stainless Steel Hard Case: 4 inches by 5.25 inches by 7.5 inches
    Weight: approx. 2 KG or 5 lbs.
    WARRANTY: This product has a 5 year Shelf Life from the Date of Manufacture.
    FREE ONE TIME REPLACEMENT, Excluding shipping costs/ Taxes or Duties) should you use it in an actual Documented Case where Fire / Smoke are or / were present where-upon these units were used to facilitate escape or while awaiting rescue during the 4 or 5 years. Product should be returned to Distributor or Ourselves along with a Official Report from Law Enforcement / Fire / Civil Defense / Military Authorities in order to verify its usage in an actual situation where Smoke and/or Fire were present. We will replace them Once During the 5 Year Shelf Life. For Government Agencies / Departments no more than once a year with proper documentation supporting their claim and the return to us of the used unit along with documentation / official police / fire report.

Note: Special colors are available in minimum orders of 500 units. Imprinting is available. Available colors include black, sand and army green.

Safe Home also sells the same unit in a hard case made from PVC plastic, the SafeEscape Oxygen Generating Self Rescue Respirator, Hard Case and in a soft case, the Safe Escape Oxygen Generating Self Rescue Respirator, Soft Case, 10/CS

These are a special order item: typically made to order for delivery within two weeks.Minimum purchase is a case of 10 units.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely,

Barbara

Which Safe Escape Smoke Hoods Are Being Purchased for Use in Jails?

by Barbara 15. May 2011 10:01

Question about the Safe Escape Chem Bio Smoke Fire Gas Escape Hood and the Safe Escape 30 minute in the hard case.

Q: "I work in a county jail. Which of the smoke hoods are you selling for use in jails and prisons? Can you connect me with some of your customers so I can make a better decision as to why certain smoke hoods were purchased? Thanks. Brad"

Answer: What I did was contact two of my most recent customers to get their permission to speak with Brad. One customer in Oregon purchased 100 of the Safe Escape 30 minute in the hard case and the other purchased 20 of the Safe Escape Chem Bio Smoke Fire Gas Escape Hood. I explained to my prospective customer that there was confidentiality about our customers, that I needed to contact them to get their verbal permission and to share his name and contact information with them as well.

The Chem Bio Smoke hood is more expensive but protects against many more toxic gasses that can result from burning items.The hard case 30 minute smoke and fire hoods can be hung on a wall convenient to the prison guards or police officers.

Both my Oregon customer and my Florida customer graciously agreed to share their reasoning for their purchases and both the customers and my prospective Floridian customer were given contact information.

We thank our prospective customer for asking his customer and our other law enforcement customers for helping both him and Safe Home.  If you have any questions about any of our smoke hoods, please contact us.

Sincerely, Barbara

Replace Safe Escape Smoke Hoods Every 5 Years or 5 Years from Manufacture Date

by Barbara 3. March 2011 14:14

Question about the Safe Escape Fire Smoke Hood ASE30,Soft,20/CS

Q: "What is the real shelf life of the Safe Escape Smoke Hoods? Our company purchased 40 in 2005 as we are on the 20th floor of a building in Chicago. We just realized they are dated April 2005. Thank you. Steve"

Answer: The shelf life is 5 years from the date of manufacture. All units will have a minimum warranty of 48 months. This is because they are made in China and shipping to the USA warehouse, to us and to our customers takes time. If an order is 5 or more cases of 20, the products can be shipped directly to our customers in the USA, Canada and other countries. The reason for the maximum shelf life of 5 years is that the chemicals begin to deteriorate over time. This happens even though each smoke hood is vacuum sealed in a pouch inside the carrying or storage case.

The Safe Escape 30 minute and 60 minutes smoke hoods have a 3 part system that protects against:

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN)
  • Hydrogen Chloride (HCL)
  • Acrolein (CH 2 CHCHO)
  • Anthrax
  • And many other toxic gases and smoke

Additional Warranty: If this unit is used in conjunction with an actual documented case when either fire or smoke are present, submit a fire or police report. We will forward this to the manufacturer and you will receive a replacement unit with a 5 year shelf life direct from the China manufacturing facility. This replacement will be free excluding shipping, duties and taxes. 

The units you purchased have a maximum 30 minutes escape time. If you are concerned you may need longer time to descend to the first floor to escape, then consider the Safe Escape Smoke Fire Hood ASE60 Soft Case 60 min.. The other smoke hood options are the Safe Escape 30 minute in the hard case and the Safe Escape 60 minute in the hard case. We also sell a Safe Escape Chem Bio Smoke Fire Gas Escape Hood. The hard case units can be mounted on the wall. Othewise they are identical to the soft case ones. This provides 30 minutes' escape time. The additional protection offered is against more than smoke as you see below.

5 Part Chem Bio System Protects Against:

  • GREEN: Sarin, Hydrocyanic Acid, Hydrogen Arsenide, Phosgene, Diphosgene, Chlorpicrin, Pestmaster, Dichloromethane, Hydrogen Chloride (HCL), Lewsite Gas, Mustard Gas, Sarin, Benzene
  • RED: Benzene, Chlorine, Acetone, Alcohol Class, Aniline Class, Carbon Disulphide, Carbon Tetrachloride, Chloroform, Methyl Bromide, Chlorotoluene, Nitroalkaline, Chlorpicrin, Ammonia Gas, Suphur Dioxide, Chlorine Gas, Hydrogen Sulphide, Oxides of Nitrogen, Phosgene, Phosphorate or Chlorine organoagricultural chemicals.
  • WHITE: Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • PURPLE: Radioaerosol, Bacteria aerosol, Other Toxic Smoke, Fog, Dust

Shelf Life: 12 year on hood. 4 year on replaceable filter. Note: the cost of replacing the filters by the factory makes this option more expensive than new smoke hoods. Warranty: If this unit is used in conjunction with an actual documented case when either fire or smoke are present, submit a fire or police report. We will forward this to the manufacturer and you will receive a replacement unit with a 5 year shelf life direct from the China manufacturing facility. This replacement will be free excluding shipping, duties and taxes.

Contact us and we will be glad to provide you with a quotation for any quantity of smoke hoods of any type we ell.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely,

Barbara

How does a BreakOut Safety Tool Differ from a LifeHammer or Res-Q-Me?

by Barbara 17. July 2010 06:14

Question about the Breakout Safety Tool Super Value BK-350

Q:"How does a BreakOut Safety Tool Differ from a LifeHammer or Res-Q-Me? Thanks, Dave"

Answer: The BreakOut escape tools come in several models. All are black. Some have LED lights. All can easily slip over your sun visor for easy access in the event of an auto accident or, in the case of the LED units, when you need a map or emergency light. Regardless of the model, each units has two seat belt cutter blades and a two headed unit for glass breaking.

Only the BreakOut, some models, has an LED light.  The LifeHammer should be permanently mounted in your vehicle within easy reach of the driver and front seat passenger. It is similar to the BreakOut tool as breaking the window requires the user to strike the window with some force using one of the two breaker heads. The Res-Q-Me goes where you go as it fits on your keychain. The Res-Q-Me has a spring loaded head with a force of 12 lbs or less to break out a window.. The BreakOut can be clipped onto either or both of the sun visors on a car, truck or RV.

The BreakOut is Made in USA, the Res-Q-Me is Made in USA and the LifeHammer is Made in the Netherlands.

BreakOut Models Include:

So all are black, can slide over the sun visor, have two stainless steel cutting blades for seat belts, two stainless steel breaker points for entry or exit and a hand grip that works for right or left handed persons.

We recommend the units with magnets and LED's for those who do more rural travel where lights may be needed to change a tire, etc.

These units also can be personalized for giveaways with quantity pricing available.

Thanks you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

Replacing an Evac-u8 Smoke Hood for Fire Safety in an Office

by Barbara 8. March 2009 10:17

Questions about the Safe Escape Smoke Hoods, 30 minute and 60 minute versions.

Q: "My company has offices in a high rise office building. We checked expirations on our Evac-u8 smoke hoods, checked on line and realized these were recalled several years ago. We need to replace them. What do you suggest?" Thanks. Steve

Answer: I recommend that first decide on 30 minutes or 60 minutes escape time and then on a hard or a soft case. Your 30 minute choices are the 30 minute hard case Safe Escape Smoke Hood or the 30 minute soft case Safe Escape Smoke Hood.
Your 60 minute choices are the 60 minute hard case Safe Escape Smoke Hood or the 60 minute soft case Safe Escape Smoke Hood.

We, too, were surprised when all Evac-u8 smoke hoods made during a 6 year time frame were recalled by Brookdale International, a Dupont company. We learned recently that the reason was that the units, which resembled a sealed transparent soda pop can, were leaking air which was causing the filters not to function properly.

Once a privacy statement was signed by Brookdale, our customer list was given to them and they handled customer notification and recalls.

The units we are selling currently are made in China by Safe Escape. These are vacuum sealed in a plastic bag so don't remove them for examination or they will not function properly when you need them.

Please contact us with the number of fire hoods you need and we can quote price plus shipping costs. We typically stock several cases of each on site in Iowa.

Sincerely, Barbara

PEARL, The Home Fire Escape and Rescue Ladder in a Cabinet

by Barbara 21. November 2008 11:16

Question about the Pearl Protected Escape and Rescue Ladder.

Q: "I read about the Pearl fire ladders. How difficult is it to install one? We live in a two story house. I want my family to be able to escape a fire. I am concerned about panic setting in and the kids not remembering the chain ladders are under the bed." Thanks Tom

Answer: Installation is not that difficult. The PEARL ladder is a 23 foot 8 inch ladder for 2nd and 3rd story homes or buildings. The PEARL is housed in a cabinet mounted between wall studs in a hallway, bedroom or other room. Usually the ladder is mounted under a window. Studs must be 16 inches center to center with a finished wall space equal to the dimensions of the cabinet. If you do not have 14 inches of wall space, you may notch out part of the molding (window apron and/or baseboard) to make room for proper installation.

We recommend professional installation. If you are handy, DIY installation takes about an hour. The easiest time to install is when a home is being constructed or remodeled.

You can use this ladder for up to a 3 story installation. The primed cabinet can be painted to match the wall The cabinet dimensions are 14" high x 16.5" wide with an access door of 13.5" x 15.25".

Features:
# Anti-slip rungs: Spaced 14" apart, stand offs on each rung. Fingers and toes have ample room for climbing.
# Ladder Rungs: Extruded aluminum ladder rungs (6061, T6). Lightweight, strong and durable.
# High heat resistant Nylon webbing . Lightweight, stronger, tangle-free alternative to chain.
# Load Capacity: 1500 pound maximum.

Repacking this ladder is not something we recommend. so don't try to rehearse fire drills with it! Children can deploy it much easier than a portable chain ladder as PEARL weighs less and is easier to get out the window.

I do recommend two PEARL ladders minimum per second floor and above. You need more than one escape route besides your stairs.

Thanks for your question.
Sincerely, Barbara