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Please Check Your Smoke Detectors

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by zmoney, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. zmoney

    zmoney Senior Member

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    It's that time of year again, it's getting cold and we have furnaces, heaters and fireplaces running.

    Please check your smoke alarms and make sure they are working.

    Earlier today, I was awaken by the sound of firetrucks and the sounds of kids screaming bloody murder.

    Turns out, a few houses down there was a house fire. Spread to the whole house within 2 minutes, flames shooting out of all windows. One teen had to throw her cat out of the second story window and jump onto the ground. A 13 year old boy had to do the same out of the front window.

    The 2 that got out were screaming that their mother and brother were still in the house, along with 2 cats.

    The flames and smoke were too much for firefighters to get in. Under a tarp in front of the house, as soon as the fire was under control were the bodies of the mother and son.

    Survivors said that they didn't hear a smoke alarm and did not even know if they worked.

    Please check them, it's quick and painless.

    ~Rob.

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  2. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    R.i.p.
     
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    Thank you zmoney for this post.

    To all of you, you might be thinking that it may not happen to you but it is always better to be safe and sorry. The thing is something like this might happen to you and you never know.
     
  4. Fwiffo

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    know people that have lost their house to fire before. it spreads fast, faster than you think.

    "Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths in 2005-2009 resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms."

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    RIP
     
  5. b1step-ahead

    b1step-ahead Power Member

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    That sucks. Best wishes for the family-

    - if we all pitch in for a project- build out a website and make it a free service site in which people will submit there smoke alarm make and model- battery type and date and email- we will email the customer list twice a year with a smoke alarm check update- those emails keep coming untill we have confirmation that its done. We make it a high pr6 website and those that helped pitch in will get to link to it later as a reward?
     
  6. jdog37

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    Would like to add that you should have carbon monoxide detectors if you use gas, oil, have a fireplace or use a coal or wood burning stove for heat.

    Carbon monoxide can be just as deadly and you will never know its there without a detector.
     
  7. thedon23

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    RIP. That's so sad man. I can't imagine to think how the rest of their friends and family feels. They went to sleep the night before like any other normal night, and had no idea what would be in store for them the next day. Life can really suck sometimes. :(