Good thing Amber kept her cool, and glad to hear everyone's all right. But
I'm disturbed that the dispatcher didn't believe her and delayed in sending an
unit out. Lives could've been lost because of him.
On Mon, 23 Sep 2002 12:17:00 -0400 Trisha Cummings <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Greetings All,
> We had a "exciting" weekend - to put it
> mildly. Friday afternoon Amber
> friend Sarah set out kitchen on fire.
> Thankfully Amber did exactly what she
> was suppose to - call 911. 911 did not believe
> her after they ask her age -
> having followed directions when she realized
> that size fire needed the fire
> dept. - she had left the house to escape the
> smoke - the 911 guy sent her
> back in to describe the fire - and then still
> didn't believe her - and
> wanted her to throw flour on it - flour
> explodes when you get enough near
> fire and dispersed in the air. Finally he sent
> the fire dept. The kitchen is
> toasted. The whole first floor smoke damaged.
> But my baby kept her head - so
> we still have a house and healthy kids. The
> insurnce was great also - an
> hour after I called they had a cleaning man
> there and a contractor to boaed
> the windows and assess the damage - looks like
> new kitchen for us. What the
> fire didn't get the fireman destroyed - the
> windows - not just the glass
> panes , and screen and storm windows but the
> wooden frames also. I was
> pretty upset right afwe it happened but am what
> the kids consider amazingly
> cool - why not - the kids are fine and the
> house is replaceable.
> We thought we had lost one of more of the
> cats but found them all by very
> late evening. The firechief had brought the dog
> out and handed it to Amber.
> The cats are scared but fine.
> I am very proud of Amber. She kept her head
> and did all the right things.
> Brightest Blessings -