Everybody's worst nightmare -- to wake up in the middle of the night with flames blocking your
exit! Every bedroom above the ground floor should have an emergency escape ladder to enable
occupants to reach safety in the few seconds available. In cottage country, you cannot count on
others -- help will come too late if at all!
The Kidde Emergency escape ladder is 16" wide and rated at 1000 lb. It is
packaged so as to easily hook over window ledges of varying widths (maximum of 11"
or .28m) and deploy quickly without tangling. Compact and easily stored, the ladder can be
placed under the bed or in a nearby closet for quick access.
As with all emergency plans, cottages should not be overlooked and regular fire drills should be
part of your vacation picture. Include "blocked exit" scenarios in those drills and be
sure that everyone knows how to exit quickly and safely.