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    Default Losing a house as a junior FF.

    Sunday night, everyone was sleeping and i was barely awake. Mom and step dad were sleeping in the room next to me. I then smelt smoke, i woke up, and went into the living room and seen flames on the porch coming from the wood burner. I then hurried up and woke up my mom and step dad, and said "get the **** out the ****ing house is on fire"! There was no possible way out the front door, only door left was the back one. The back door was being a pain in the arse. I got it open, and jumped out. My mom was next, then my step dad. Of course we got some of the animals. As soon as we got out the kitchen and living room were fully ingolfed. My step dad is a lieutenant for the fire company up the road, and i'm a junior. He jumped out and called the fire in on his portable. My mom got the animals in the car and moved it down by the road. I ran over to my neighbors and woke them up, seen how the guy that lives there is also a firefighter. He got a garden hose, that didn't help any. Soon enough all the apparatus shows up. There was a TON of people there helping. There was atleast seven or more fire companys there, just for an mobile home fire, everyone did a excellent job, and did what they could. The only thing that was kinda wrong was everyone found out it was our house, and came to scene in their PV, and went right past the fire hall.

    Red Cross gave us a credit card with about $500 on it, and got us an hotel room not far from us, we're alowed staying there till tuesday afternoon, which helps out alot.
    We have another house already, we're moving in saturday, it's my gram and pap's house. My uncle owns it, and the people that were living there moved out just in time for us to move in. Other than not having anything, we still have each other.
    I'm glad i woke up in time, or none of my family would be here.
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    Glad everyone made it out safely!
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    Im sorry to hear about your loss, but good job getting every one out. Good luck with what lies ahead. stay safe

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    Glad everything went alright and everyone made it out safely.

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    That's really unfortunate-sorry. You did the right thing though, getting everyone out safely. And I'm sure being a Junior FF helped you out a lot (the aspect of the fire and finding a safe exit).

    Good luck with the recovery.

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    Thank god every body made it out. Good job and good luck getting everything back together. Stay safe.

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    First and foremost--Bloody good job,son--you did well. You and the family are alive-possessions can be got again.


    Having gone thru and are experiencing the other side of firefighting--can you now see why some of us older, experienced firefighters do not complain because there are no fires?

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    Sorry to hear about this. It's a terrible loss for you and your family. You did an awesome job getting your family out of the home safely. Best of luck with the next little while.
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    Sorry to hear that. Glad everyone is ok. Hope things go well for you though.
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    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!! glad to know everyone is safe!!

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    andrews18, glad you are all safe.


    Now, I'll be the @$$ that everyone will bitch about later.

    Your a junior firefighter, your step-dad is a Lieutenant in the fire company.


    Any working smoke detectors in the house?

    I'm glad i woke up in time, or none of my family would be here.
    I'm glad too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones42 View Post
    Any working smoke detectors in the house?

    This reminds me off those videos that surfaced a few months ago that had a time lapse of how long it takes certain detectors to trigger. I'll have to look those up tonight.
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    I will second Bones post and repeat the question.
    Were there any working smoke detectors in the house?
    Glad everyone is okay, material items can be replaces.

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    Right about now is when someone pipes up and says he shouldn't have been there because juniors and explorers have no business being on scene.

    Seriously though, nice job. That is great that you have a place to move into right away. I hope you can get things put back together quickly. You have the right group of people on your side!
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    (see next message)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    Right about now is when someone pipes up and says he shouldn't have been there because juniors and explorers have no business being on scene.

    Seriously though, nice job. That is great that you have a place to move into right away. I hope you can get things put back together quickly. You have the right group of people on your side!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones42 View Post
    andrews18, glad you are all safe.


    Now, I'll be the @$$ that everyone will bitch about later.

    Your a junior firefighter, your step-dad is a Lieutenant in the fire company.


    Any working smoke detectors in the house?

    I'm glad too.
    I didn't think that when I first read this, but you are 100% correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrews18 View Post
    i woke up, and went into the living room and seen flames on the porch coming from the wood burner.
    Most people don't install smoke detectors outside the house on porches.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    Most people don't install smoke detectors outside the house on porches.
    good point..
    Glad everyone made it out ok

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    I'm sorry to hear about your loss andrews18, but I'm glad your family made it out alright. Stay safe and stay strong.
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