It is important to have a home fire escape plan that prepares your family to think fast and get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds. What if your first escape route is blocked by smoke or flames? That's why having two ways out is such a key part of your plan.
As a first responder I cannot help but note the trend in MVTA's (Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents) in which I am coming across where the individuals involved were either texting or otherwise preoccupied by a technology device of some sort. In some cases, simply adjusting the GPS has created fatal results.
September 11th marks the half-way point of the 2013 hurricane season.
Ironically the first hurricane of the 2013 season was named today and is churning in the Atlantic Ocean. The last time we experienced a hurricane season without any hurricanes this late into the season was 2001.
Hurricane Humberto made the anticipated turn to the North over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean. (Advisory #12 September 11, 2013 1100am est).