Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ask a Firefighter

Do you have any questions for my firefighter/paramedic?

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Ever wonder how to check your smoke detectors? Do you know what kind of fire extinguisher is the best, or how to check to see if it still works? Do you know what to do if your car crashes on the freeway? How do the signs and symptoms of a heart attack differ for men and women? What's the meaning of life? What sort of work out routine do firefighters maintain? Here's your chance to find answers to all of life's pressing questions (and not so pressing ones). Post your questions in the comments section and my firefighter will be happy to answer them.

The firefighter is in...

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10 comments:

McFadden Family said...

I would ask a question but I have a firefighter of my own. Too fun though!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Ok... you actually listed my question. I don't have a fire extinguisher in my kitchen, but I know I should. What should I look for?

(great idea btw... I would use it, but I don't think people have a lot of questions for an accountant)

~ICLW

Fiddle1 said...

Yes! Why, at 4 a.m. the other morning, did my smoke detector in the hallway go off? Just three beeps. Then nothing. I paced the house for two hours worried there was a smoldering wire somewhere. The battery appears fine as it blinks once every 45 seconds like it is supposed to. It went off when I hit the test button.

Anonymous said...

Ok, how about this. We've had our little fire extinguisher forever. How do we know if it will work should we ever need it? I was going to give it a try, but my husband says you can only use it once then it needs to be refilled. ????

marie said...

Great idea - I have so many!

If I'm ever in a serious car accident, and I'm unconscious at the scene, how will paramedics know who to contact on the way to the hospital / at the hospital?

Are barbeque grills in the backyard a fire hazzard? Are there actually people dumb enough to use camp grills inside? (I have heard of this, but it just seems to obviously dangerous to me)

What are the rules of stopping to help someone who's had an accident near you on the road? When should you stay as a "witness" and when is it ok to keep driving?

I have more, but those are the ones I always wonder about!

Katie said...

Marie, he's almost done answering your questions too, but he had to go into work. He should be finished soon. :)

Anonymous said...

This is going to sound stupid, but where do you get an extinguisher refilled or serviced? At a local firestation or the place we bought the extinguisher?

:) Thanks :)

Midwest MJ

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for all this great info. I would like to get my fire extinguishers serviced, where/whom do I call?

Katie said...

Hi, Anon! My firefighter answered this very question in another post. Here's a link for you. :)

http://firewifekatie.blogspot.com/2009/07/firefighter-replies_27.html

Shamrocks and Shenanigans said...

Cute blog post! I have one at home!!! :)
http://shamrockandshenanigans.blogspot.com/

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