On Mon, 23 Sep 2002, Kathy Salkin wrote:
> 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.
Yes indeed!! I would hope at the least, he will get written up for
his indasition. A fire is a fire. I don't care what the damned thing
looks like!! I know. I was in one a little over 10 years ago. The
memory of it still feels like it was just yesterday!! For an adult to
even think about asking anyone, much less a child how bad a fire looks
from the other end of a phone....welll....letss just say I'm lost for
words here....I mean....some come to mind, but I will respect that
we're all one big family and sign off for now.
> 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 -
> > Trisha