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Sweet Dreams

“May I help you?” asked the young hotel receptionist as Keith and I stepped up to the desk.

“Yes, we’re passing through and wondered if you have a room for the night,” I said. 444 more words


Fire Fighters Work With Community in Smoke Alarm Installation Campaign

The Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office reported that the majority of fatal home fires in Oregon occurred in homes that did not have a working smoke alarm. 152 more words


Petsitting and Carpentry

I don’t know if I would have become a pet sitter had someone told me that apprenticeships in carpentry, electric stuff, and plumbing would be really handy for the job. 582 more words

Pet Sitting

How Long will my Smoke Alarm Last?

Most alarms installed today have a life span of about 8-10 years. After this time, the entire unit should be replaced. It is a good idea to write the date of purchase with a marker on the inside of your alarm so you will know when to replace it. 23 more words

Fire Safety

My Computer is on Fire !

One of my favourite memories of our son when he was very young was of him running down the street shouting “My bottoms on fire”. I mention this anecdote as I had to think of it after my latest mishap. 328 more words



The red light flashed in the darkness.

“That one was twenty-nine seconds, the last one was thirty-two,” I thought to myself.

With every second that ticked by my six o’clock alarm inched a little closer. 552 more words


Sharon gets the word out on smoke detector program

SHARON, Ohio (WYTV) – More than one out of every three deadly house fires in the country is because of non-working smoke detectors.

To help lessen that statistic, the American Red Cross in Sharon was out Saturday morning to educate people on working smoke detectors. 70 more words