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Wow, this is heartbreaking. It seems as though the older brother was the target and it was the rest of his family that paid dearly. A child with autism may have well been overwhelmed by the sensory experience and acute anxiety of a house fire and thus been unable to jump to safety. How awful that his mother thought she could cushion his fall. If you live on a higher floor it's not a bad idea to invest in a fire ladder, especially if you have little ones.
So fucking creepy. This made me realize how I should have some kind of exit route from my house. I live in a tri level home, bedrooms upstairs. If someone could throw a gas can in the front window of my home and start it on fire, my only way to escape is by jumping out of of a window into some roses bushes, probably at least breaking a leg. It never occurred to me before, so I just ordered this escape ladder.
I got a drop down ladder from Amazon for about $30 and the case worker was okay with that and it just sits in the closet in the child's room. We rent so I needed something less permanent.
Here is the link to the one I got Kidde KL-2S Two-Story Fire Escape Ladder with Anti-Slip Rungs, 13-Foot [link]
You can buy roll-up emergency ladders than you can place in upstairs bedrooms - example. Cheap, compact, and doesn't depend on the help of another person to deploy.
My house is single-story, so we don't use that - every bedroom has a big fire extinguisher, and kids know to just kick out the screen and exit through the window if needed. But we spend a part of the year in a place where kids have bedrooms upstairs and we are downstairs; for that, a ladder like that is nice to have, beats jumping out and getting hurt.
Thanks, I think I'll buy an escape ladder and keep it near the window. I think it'll be okay getting out the window, it's just that we also have a 4 month old so getting down with him might be tough.
If you don’t have them already, get you some of those window ladders. [link] or something similar. You may never need it (I hope!) but if you do, you’ll be glad you have it. I’d put one in every bedroom, myself. But I was raised by volunteer firefighters/first responders so maybe I’m paranoid lol
> tie together some blankets and pants for a make shift ladder
Real ladders aren't that expensive, and you should have one if you're counting on your window as a fire egress.
There are readily available escape ladders for two story buildings. Here is but one example:
This again is an example, and not an endorsement!
We can't imagine not having one of these ladders, which easily folds for underbed storage.
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Second this. Is the window operational? And what floor? [link]
Its an emergency ladder. Like this one
Btw theres fire escape ladders on amazon. The time to prepare is now.
Kidde 468193 KL-2S Two-Story Fire Escape Ladder with Anti-Slip Rungs, 13-Foot [link]
Here’s one that’s relatively inexpensive.
Also get a fire extinguisher.
You can buy something like this if you’re worried:
Kidde KS468093 Kl-2S Two-Storey Escape Ladder, Red/White
Am currently househunting and see that a lot too.
For anyone living in one of those homes. You can purchase fire escape ladders for a relatively low price for peace of mind.
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$35 isn’t much to pay for peace of mind
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Right, but what I was meaning is that there are ladders you can drop out of a window like this one which may be helpful. I have one of these in each upstairs bedroom.
I grew up with one in my closet as a kid just like this. [link]
If you don’t have one I recommend getting it for under $30 it could save your life.
Get something like this
They have them in many lengths, and are way safer than your parkour plan
It is UL tested and approved, here's a couple I looked at-
And I know about kidde, I just figured the ones they sell on the box store would be the lower quality one as opposed to a higher quality one.
Yep, got a 2.5lb ABC in the car and in the apartment and there's a 20 pounder in the hallway out my apartment door.
I also have an escape ladder and a smoke hood 😁