Following the rules

The one thing that most structures have in common is doors and windows. Which side you are on makes a huge difference in safety. The fire alarm in our building was ringing and the light was flashing brightly in all of the hallways. The firemen were on the way, smoke was in the hallway, and some of the ladies told me someone was still in the apartment.

Her door was open and the lady was breathing the smoke. I asked her to leave, but she said the fireman at a talk recommended everyone to close their doors and stay in the apartment. She was doing just what she was told, not thinking that if the fire was inside your own room you should get out and close the door. She wasn't going to go against the rules. Thank goodness a policeman showed up and told her to leave.

The other residents who had left were looking through the windows by the courtyard, doing just what we were told not to do, so go figure.

Bruce Leigh

Bay Village

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Volume 7, Issue 14, Posted 9:25 AM, 07.21.2015