December 04, 2008

Fire Alarms and taking things for granted

Yesterday, I was sent a link to this video and it struck a chord. As a kid, I could sleep through a tornado...and I DID sleep through a car crashing in our front yard not far from my bedroom! Ironically, I am an extremely light sleeper (unless medicated!) now. But as I watched this video, I thought "Would my daughter who knows what to do in a fire awaken if the fire alarm went off? " What about the many parents that I know who have older siblings who babysit or their house has the children's bedrooms across the house from the master bedroom. If you have children, you will want to watch this:

Posted by Kelly at December 4, 2008 02:09 PM | TrackBack

I saw this a while ago, and bought one of the alarms! I love that not only does your voice wake the child up, but you can give quick instructions (such as your designated meeting place or escape route).
One of those things where you wonder why it hadn't been thought of a long time ago.
Thanks for posting!

Posted by: Anonymous at December 4, 2008 06:22 PM

Scary. I wonder how many people know this. I never suspected. Thank you so much for sharing Kevin. I'll be hunting for the voice alarms.

Posted by: lisa at December 5, 2008 10:54 AM

Sorry Kelly.. I thought the another things were usually Kevin but saw your name under the video. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Posted by: lisa at December 5, 2008 10:55 AM

thanks for posting this - i have passed it on to all my friends - very important and very scary

Posted by: mk at December 8, 2008 09:11 AM