Why Buy a Fire Mask?

Person wearing a smoke hood

Purchasing a smoke hood does not imply paranoia – it is a sensible measure to protect yourself and your family or colleagues in the event of a fire. In our opinion, it should be seen as standard as installing a smoke alarm, fire extinguisher, or fire blanket in your home or place of work.

If your exit from a building could be potentially blocked in the event of a fire, or you are on a level that fire crews cannot reach with a ladder from the exterior of the building, a fire mask/smoke hood will provide you with up to 60 minutes of valuable filtered air to aid your escape. Some models also come with accessories, such as a pair of gloves that will protect your hands in temperatures up to 300°F, allowing you to use door handles heated by the fire that otherwise may be too hot to touch.

Several recent high-profile fires have highlighted the fact that, even with the high standards of fire safety regulations in place these days, being prepared for the event of a fire is essential for you and your family’s safety. This is even more true should you live in a high-rise tower block or work in an office of multiple floors, where a fire mask could literally be the difference between life and death. Whether you are attempting to evacuate the burning building, or staying inside until you can be rescued by the emergency services, a smoke hood can provide valuable extra minutes in a smoke-filled environment in which you would otherwise be overcome with fumes.