To commemorate the 1 year anniversary of the fire I experienced one year ago, I wanted to remind everyone out there on the world-wide web to please check or replace the batteries in your smoke alarm, buy that fire-ladder you have ignored at Home Depot and invest in some type of insurance… because even if you are careful and cautious, you never know what the world has in store for you (or your belongings or pets or piece of mind ). To be honest, you never know what the world has in store for your neighbor either!
As I reflect back on this past year I find it quite emotional with a range of feelings from scared and angry to thankful and appreciative. Everything gone in the blink of an eye… but a lot gained over the course of a year, too. During this time of year I can only hope that I will not turn on the TV or read an article and hear of the suffering brought upon families from those frigid winter flames.
So please be fire smart and fire safe for your own life, and the lives of others.