Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Prepare-aphernalia: Cooked to "Prevention"

Originally called the Active Alarm, the Fire Avert is a fire safety device
Well, this is nifty!

How often do you get distracted while cooking? If you're anything like my loving mother, it's probably too often. Fear not, char masters, because this device will help keep your home safe even when you're not paying attention to that oh-would-have-been-so-delicious dinner.

Alas, the Fire Avert. This little box plugs into a wall outlet as well as a stove. If your food starts to burn and the smoke alarm goes off, the microphone in this device senses the shrills and will automatically disconnect power to the appliance. To ensure that no one is present to tend to your savory dish (and the smoke), you have three minutes once the smoke alarm is activated to clear the smoke before the Fire Avert kicks into action. This will help prevent a fire in the kitchen.

Developed in Utah, the Fire Avert is designed for electric stoves but a model for gas is "cooking in the oven."

For more information, please check out the following link: http://www.gizmag.com/fire-avert-home-fire-prevention/24172/

Amitai "Tai" S. Zuckerman
Preparedness Coordinator
American Red Cross – Tulare and Kings Counties
AmeriCorps NPRC Member 2013-2014
Community Preparedness and Resilience Services

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