Fire Safety

22 Dec

Last month I bought three fire extinguishers for our new home. I put one of them upstairs in the attic by the heating unit. I put one in the garage and I put the third one beside the fireplace. What better place to have an extinguisher than right beside an open, live fire, right?

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So there it sits, right beside the fireplace for anyone to grab and use if something bad happens and the fire gets out of control. Well, Sweet Thing says “I’m not going to have that ugly, red extinguisher sitting out in the open like that.” I told her it is supposed to be out in the open so everyone can see it and be able to find it in an emergency. Now we have to camouflage it so it can’t be seen, but she says both of us will know where it is. So, she comes up with this big, heavy, ceramic Urn for me to lug into the house.

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It looks like it will fit OK.

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So there it sits, ready for instant use, but with all that glaring red ugliness hidden away inside a beautiful decorative Urn. Be safe everyone.

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4 Responses to “Fire Safety”

  1. James December 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Nice urn. How fast can you get the fire extinguisher out of the urn? If not fast enough, maybe a hammer would be nice to have near by. (You could decorate the hammer with a bow or something.)

    • doublebhomestead December 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

      It would only take a couple of extra seconds to get it out of the Urn. But you know how it is, anything to keep the wife happy.

  2. elizabeth December 23, 2012 at 1:31 am #

    ummm, how about one for the kitchen? speaking purely as a professional paranoid.
    🙂

    • doublebhomestead December 23, 2012 at 9:50 am #

      I’m definitely going to have one in the kitchen, I want one especially intended for kitchens in case of grease fires.

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