Fire Safety: Check Your Alarms & Extinguishers. Horrible news....

Mortgage and Lending with HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) NMLS 248937

Yesterday afternoon my Homebridge family received some horrible news.  One of our region's closers had a horrific fire in her home yesterday and she lost her 25yr old son, which I cannot even imagine how that would feel and hope I never have to.

I just logged out of the go fund me page and was moved by the outpouring of support - In just hours our Homebridge family helped to push the donations to over 150% of the goal to help the family get back on their feet.

For anyone reading this.  PLEASE, Check your fire alarms, if they are old- REPLACE THEM. If they are not CO/Smoke combo's REPLACE THEM, If you cant remember when you replaced the batteries, REPLACE THEM.

Fire Extinguishers- if you don't have one on each level, BUY THEM, if they are old REPLACE THEM.

If you have a fire- GET OUT and call 911. You can replace your "stuff" you cannot replace your family. Talk to your family, have a plan. Fire- Get out... have a meeting point outside of the home. Do not go back in.

I am hoping for a much better 2021, this year has been far from easy.


Stay safe my friends.


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Comments (6)

Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

It just breaks my heart that she lost her son in such a tragic way. I too can not imagine the pain she feels and hope I never have to. I'm glad she is receiving such love & support during this difficult time.

Dec 30, 2020 01:47 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good advice to share. It is a shame that we sometimes need to be reminded by a tragedy.

Thank you very much for following my blog. Your comments are always welcome.

Jan 07, 2021 09:16 AM
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Roy Kelley I thought I already was following you and was surprised I wasnt...

Thanks for stopping by here

Jan 08, 2021 06:42 AM
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Debe Maxwell, CRS It is something no parent should have to even consider. Breaks my heart... I ran right out and got fresh fire extinguishers for my son's house when I heard.

Jan 08, 2021 06:44 AM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is a great post and thanks for sharing with us!

Feb 10, 2021 08:02 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

That is a sad story, but it is nice to know that the family is getting so much support from so many.  Thank you for reminding us how important it is to keep our smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in good working order.

Feb 10, 2021 10:57 AM