What is the most recent BIG natural disaster (flood, fire, or earthquake) that occurred in the U.S.? And how do you donate blankets, food, etc. to help? Where do you send it to?
It is a G4 bulb, it simply pulls straight out. It does not twist out like an incandescent bulb. Otherwise, the rubber sheet is a good idea to get a better grip.
No, it is not safe to have a blanket touching a wall outlet. That is definitely a hazard. I would suggest getting some of those plastic outlet covers. They are cheap and effective for precisely this sort of issue.