David co-founded LifeSecure in 2005, just a few months before Hurricane Katrina taught everyone that one can go hungry and thirsty in America and even die before help arrives. For over a decade David has focused on developing and discovering superior emergency and disaster survival solutions - kits and supplies. He has trained community groups in emergency preparedness, helped non-profit organizations prepare emergency kits for needy individuals, conducted community emergency response exercises, and developed emergency plans for non-profit organizations. David makes an ongoing study of how best to prepare for and respond to various natural and man-made disasters, and his mission has been to help others “live Life SECURE” every day by preparing for what may come someday.
An emergency smoke mask can save your life. 75% of all fire fatalities are due to smoke inhalation. Emergency smoke masks and fire escape hood evacuation kits provide an easy and effective way to escape fires. People do not always get warnings for fires, they often happen spontaneously and spread rapidly. That is why it is important to be prepared and equip your self with a fire emergency kit in case you are ever in a situation where a fire starts at or spreads to your home. Fire emergency kits include emergency smoke masks, goggles, flashlights, rescue signal whistles, and many more supplies and tools that can help you survive a fire.
To escape a fire, check closed doors for heat before you open them. If you are escaping through a closed door, use the back of your hand to feel the top of the door, the doorknob, and the crack between the door and door frame before you open it. If the door is hot, do not evacuate through it and instead look for a window. If the door is cool, you can open and evacuate through it as long as there is not fire blocking your escape route. Because smoke and heat rise, be prepared to crawl under any smoke during your evacuation.