Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 10:37 AM.

Our friend noted that their fire/smoke alarms saved their lives – she was very serious.  She also begged everyone to check their alarm systems, batteries, etc. to make sure they were in working order.

When a friend’s house one street over from you burns and she asks you to check your smoke alarms – you do it.  You should do it on a regular basis anyway, but like many folks, I sometimes forget.

Hearing about our friends’ fire made me think about it for a number of days, I was even dreaming about it.  I was hearing the smoke alarms, I was checking them multiple times and I was paying particular attention to the things I was watching on television and reading.  There seemed to be a lot of fire related stories.

It’s not Fire Prevention Month – that’s October.  However, I did see a Dalmatian on a television show the other morning that did all of these tricks – some having to do with carrying a smoke alarm and testing a smoke alarm.

So, I was thinking about fires and smoke alarms and nine volt batteries to go in my smoke alarms.

Having friends and family, who are firefighters, I see and hear about fires, but rarely know of a close friend who has experienced one.  It does make you think about it.

You smell smoke, you smell gas in the kitchen and you worry about the grill being too close to the house.

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