Chances are if you’re reading this article you’ve recently moved into a new home or you’re finally getting the kitchen upgrade you’ve always wanted.
A new kitchen is a huge investment of both your time and money, but in terms of aesthetics and functionality a new kitchen will always add value to your property. After all, it’s known as the heart of the home. . When it comes to designing your new kitchen one thing you don’t want to forget is the finer details.
What we’re talking about is your kitchen storage and how to use it wisely. At First Reaction we specialise in innovative storage solutions for home fire equipment. Our products provide peace of mind and mean you’ll always be prepared, if the worst was to happen.
Last year 36,283 accidental home fires took place in the UK. Despite this being the lowest on record, the number one cause was kitchen fires, with over 50% (50.6%) started by cooking appliances.
The best way to prevent kitchen fires is with planning, education and awareness. However accidents do still happen, and in the event of a kitchen fire you’ll need to exactly how to react.
At First Reaction we specialise in water mist fire extinguishers, a crucial tool in protecting your home and kitchen. This innovative product is designed to be used on an array of materials which include burning textiles, liquids, fats and electrical equipment.
The small piece of emergency equipment is designed to tackle small fires or to help suppress larger ones before until fire and rescue arrive.
The most common use for fire blankets are in the kitchen. They’re specifically designed to deal with small fires that may be difficult to put out with an extinguisher. Traditionally they’re constructed from fibreglass and can withstand temperatures of up to 900 degrees Celsius.
As we said, most household fires begin in the kitchen and a fire blanket can help prevent
fires from getting out of control, protecting both you and your family.
As well as fire protection appliances, all of our emergency kits come complete with first aid tools and an escape plan.
It’s vitally important to have a first aid kit in any kitchen. Kitchen fires are high risk for burns due to cooking materials like grease, oil and fats. And cooking alone can also lead to injury, which is why we provide fully stocked burn kits and dressings for use at home. Providing you with physical protection against contamination and to minimise trauma and scarring.
As well as your first aid kit, your kitchen should also be stocked with a fire escape plan. In the event a kitchen fire gets out of control you need to know what to do in order to get out safely. Household fires can spread rapidly and by taking the time to make an escape plan, you can save lives.
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Our Surface #Home kit comes complete with everything you need to keep safe, and to protect yourself in the event of a home fire. This surface attached kit provides a discreet safety solution close at hand. Easily fitted onto any wall, it allows for quick and easy access with all items visible.
The unit is light and easy to install, giving you instant peace of mind for emergencies within the home.
Cleverly constructed, the Surface #Cupboard kit houses all relevant equipment in one location. It is compact and light enough to be applied to the inside of most 600mm cupboard door. Not only is it space convenient, but the cupboard kit also provides you with everything you need to stay safe in the event of a home fire.