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Fire safety
By Marie Jeanne Cadle


February 18, 2008
Monday AM

In response to several letters recently about the importance of smoke detectors, I would like to make several additional suggestions for fire safety. These are easy and inexpensive and once you've got them, you don't even have to change the batteries - ever.

1) An escape ladder for a bedroom windows more then a few feet off the ground.

2) A hammer or bludgeon to break a window if need be.

3) A heavy towel or cloth to cover the broken glass.

None of these items are expensive (my last ladder was $30 w/shipping on Ebay) and they can all store together in a tub under the bed.

Marie Jeanne Cadle
Ketchikan, AK

Received February 17, 2008 - Published February 18, 2008


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