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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 12/18/2003 7:21:31 PM EDT
yep, i live in a suburb outside of Chattanooga, TN. which unfortunately falls in the county and the jurisdiction of a volunteer FD which is 30 minutes away. I'm grateful to have them, but 30 minutes is a long time when your house is on fire. By the time they got there it was already a total loss.

It's a family of four, Mom dad, two teenagers. I'm sure that they've got insurance, and it was just stuff anyway, but that is gonna be tough on them with Christmas falling within a week now, they're gonna need prayers. In closing, all of us need to make sure that there is a fire plan in place, and make sure that your family is on the same page with you. Everybody got out just fine, but it scared me to watch how quickly that spread throughout the house. take care.

Link Posted: 12/18/2003 9:44:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2003 9:45:24 PM EDT by MickAr15]
I use to work with a guy who was a volunteer fireman in a very remote area. They seldom could get to a house before it was gone. He preached fire safty, because he knew they might not get there in time. BTW, their motto was: "We've never lost a foundation."
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 10:07:07 PM EDT
It is sad to say but that is one of the cons you have to consider when you live in the boonies.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 10:14:47 PM EDT
Boy, do I feel for them. I hope they find a place to celebrate Christmas, and have a great one together.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 10:54:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 10:57:42 PM EDT
I hope you offered to help...
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 11:17:22 PM EDT
Not only that, but people seem to forget that the same problem ALSO occurs with POLICE and MEDICAL/AMBULANCE/EMS crews when you live so far out in the boonies. THen you also may have to try giving them directions as well!
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