who were killed in housefires? Why should we bother with smoke detectors when most people will never see a fire?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:35 PM on Sep. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
I know someone that was killed in a house fire. Two, actually.
You can choose to put a smoke detector in your house, and if I want them in mine I should have to purchase my own detectors to put in my own house to cover my assets. Sort of like health care, OP. I should pay for mine, you should pay for yours. Nice analogy, though your efforts are transparent.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:40 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
Answer by fallnangel93 at 4:40 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:42 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
Four dead--one student, this student's siblings and mother died from smoke inhalation when an ember from the fireplace ignited the Christmas tree (this family only had the fireplace as a heat source in the winter).
I have also had a rental house burn to the ground and the sleeping family escaped thanks to the smoke alarms. My grandparents avoided a disaster thanks to a smoke detector--there was a short in the built-in microwave that started a fire in the wall while the two were sleeping. I have four in my own house--one can never be too careful when dealing with the lives of others. Smoke alarms do really save lives.
Answer by PsWifey at 4:42 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
Answer by gramsmom at 4:59 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
Answer by Sisteract at 4:59 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
I don't believe I know anyone personally that has been killed in a house fire.
I have known more people that died in car accidents than anything.
I think I have only known of one person to die by gunshot.
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:03 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:06 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 5:10 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
Answer by officerjoeys at 5:16 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
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