Recently, a friend’s sister and husband were the victims of a house fire. They had recently moved in, didn’t have rental insurance and lost everything – even their dog. We feel so bad for them and can’t imagine having to crawl out a window in the middle of the night with no shoes in the snow.
The fire made us reassess what we have and we deicided that we definitely needed to upgrade. We had fire detectors that were in the house when it was built in 1973. It was a hard decision deciding what would work for us, but I really like what we bought and I’m glad we had some options to choose from.
Here are some safety tips from American Red Cross: Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Test smoke alarms every month. ... Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year. If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP.
I am a recently retired small town librarian living the dream in Montana in my boujee yet redneck kind of way. Married to a mining engineer and mother to two wonderful young men.