Sunday, May 16, 2010

Smoke and Fire

I watched a special a couple years ago that was focusing on the fact that kids don't wake up to the sound of a fire detector.  It was disconcerting, to say the least. 

But, what about smoke?  When they are awake nonetheless?

This morning something burned onto the stove top and started smoking.  There my 4 younger kids sat, eating away, completely oblivious to the smoke surrounding them, and completely oblivious to their mamma opening windows.  I would have thought they would have noticed the smoke.  They most certainly did when I pointed it out, and they ran around opening windows too.

When we add some bedrooms to the basement for our older kids we will likely invest in some of the talking smoked detectors (apparently the teens in the study awoke to a voice saying something like, "Fire.  Get out.   Fire Get out. " etc. even though they didn't awaken to the alarms beeps.).  We will have to do some checking before we just run out and buy them...But it's certainly something we'll need to look into.

And...maybe we should invest in talking alarm clocks as well.

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