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  • Jay
    July 20, 2010 - 13:03

    It'd be great to have a fire ladder on every home in the world, but that just isn't possible.

    Sad story, but realistically they aren't going to install fire ladders on every house there now because of this.

    I see no mention of smoke detectors. One would think that if proper detectors were installed & functioning, this family could have been alerted to the fire far before it was so bad that they had to jump from windows to escape.

  • Lane
    July 20, 2010 - 13:03

    you can buy fire ladders at Canadian Tire or any store like that, to throw out the window in the case of an emergency. No need to petition.

  • Marie
    July 20, 2010 - 13:02

    From my perspective, I have not seen any mention of there weren't any detectors or extinguishers also sometimes inhaling smoke can deepen your sleep as well a deep sleeper may not be awaken by the sound of a fire detector, yes friends, it's been know to happen. Likewise, an extinguisher is great for a small fire and can be a great lifesaver, however, if your awaken by a fire engulfed home, be smart and get out by any means possible, please don't stand around with a hand held fire extinguisher as the walls cave in.
    I do believe, that a fire escape should be manditory for a house three floors or more high.
    Yes, we are all responsible for our own safety. Still, what is the percentage of homes in St. John's without an escape ladder, even better, how about fire alarms with old batteries and naturally out of dated fire extinguishers, have you checked your F.E. date lately?

  • michele
    July 20, 2010 - 13:02

    I feel WE are all responsible for OUR OWN Safety
    also I believe
    A) in appts and 2 or more high story homes being rented should be Manditory under RENTAL agreements
    B) home owners home ins. coverage should aslo call for these safety measures in place...like these fire ladders (available in retail market) as well as the detectors and extinguishers...