The above images were the result of a test conducted by the Building and Fire Research Laboratory in Gaithersburg, MD. The images were taken from this VIDEO, which documents how long it takes for a bunk bed to burn from the point of ignition. Take a look at the fire data; it’s quite interesting…but not when it’s happening to you because you forgot to turn off your electric blanket before you fell asleep=:0
Currently, it’s only 5° Fahrenheit here in Boston, and I’d be willing to bet that a lot of elderly folks got out their electric blankets tonight. If you know an elderly person who uses one, please check their blanket for these signs of danger:
The blanket is worn or frayed.
There are scorch marks.
The tie-tapes are damaged or missing.
The flex is worn or damaged.
Any connections at the plug or controls are loose.
The heating wires are damaged or displaced.
If you have any doubts about an electric blanket at all, just replace it, because after all, how can you sleep when the bed is burning?? You’ll be outside in the cold waiting for the fire truck to show up…if you’re lucky…=:0
Also, here’s the latest progress on my piece. I cut out some more felt shapes for my ’43 fire truck. I also stitched the windows in place after I beaded the steering wheel. Then, I added the headlights of the vehicle. I stitched each headlight bead at an angle with some extra felt jammed underneath. That way it gives the truck the appearance of being parked at an angle. And, lastly, I started working on the grill. I’m using size 15 Metallic Bronze seed beads for this. How do you think it looks so far??