Oh What a Morning!

The above picture is mine. Taken this morning. At about 7:30 this morning. In -23 C (-9.4 F) and those of us who actually followed the fire alarm going off and went outside without jackets it was a tad chilly.

When the alarm went off people were still shopping. Not only did the supervisor on duty have to make an announcement telling them they had to leave he actually had to go and hunt a few down and tell them they had to leave.

It never fails to boggle my mind that when the fire alarm starts ringing that people just continue on as they are. This is not the first time nor will it be the last time but seriously…..from the time we are able to understand it we are taught that the fire alarm means get the hell out. Fire is bad. It does awful things to our bodies. It robs our lungs of air. And when fire meets natural gas KABOOM!

It was nearly 8 by the time we got back into the store. I have not been able to warm up all day. Am so cold, I am beginning to think a nice hot bath and a book might be a good idea.

Feb. 26/22

Picture is my own and via Pinterest

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

9 thoughts on “Oh What a Morning!”

  1. I have never understand why people don’t respond to a fire alarm. Years ago, we had the fire alarm go off at work and people were sat at their desks still working. They said “It’s probably just a drill.” My response “I’m not taking any chances. I’m getting the hell out!”

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    1. The issue is that a lot of people get conditioned to believe that the alarm is malfunctioning or simply being tested. It’s one undesirable side effect of doing fire drills in schools. There have also been studies that show that if there is an emergency, nobody calls 911 because everyone assumes that due to the fact that everyone has a cell phone, that someone else will place the call for help.

      (I am a retired career Firefighter Paramedic, with 22 years of service, by the way.)

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        1. What people fail to realize is that 911 dispatchers benefit from more calls as it provides a lot more information about the incident. Obviously, there reaches a point where more calls do not provide any additional information, and this is especially true of your smaller incidents. As a Lieutenant, dispatch will feed the updated information as 911 calls continue, and it is the responding officer’s job to coordinate the response according to the updated information.

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