You don't think it will ever happen to you....until it does.
I will never forget the day my sister was pulled from a burning building. This was almost 20 years ago but still feels like yesterday.
It was her very first apartment, she had only lived there a week. The place has been recently renovated, new paint, new carpet. I'm not sure how she woke in the middle of the night but I'm glad she did. Little did she know the place was burning all around her. the smoke was so thick she couldn't she or hear the smoke detector's sounding off!
When she walked to the front of the house she saw what was going on. The window she was trying to open was stuck from the recent paint. Then a fire fighter saw her hand and rescued her from the building. Minutes later the roof had collapsed right over the bed in which she had been sleeping!
4 years ago...
My husband and I had just gone to bed for the night. I was having a hard time falling asleep, I couldn't breath! I nudged my husband to wake him up when he turned on the light the house was filled with smoke! We were very lucky, my husbands quick thinking contained the electrical fire to an exterior wall until the fire department arrived.
Okay, so you know I'm serious about this. This week is Fire Prevention week. Now is a great time to make sure your smoke and carbon dectectors are working properly. If you haven't changed the battery's recently, get to it. Also, make sure your family knows how to get out in an emergency.
Better be safe than sorry. If you have questions about fire prevention the business office number here in Somerset is 508-646-2810.