Thursday, March 02, 2006


Okay, here's the scoop. Fire extinguisher training the other day at work. So the Dept. of Public Safety folks came by (Polk Cty Fire Dept.) to show us how to use them. Which was interesting and useful. However, the nice lady giving the talk stressed using 911 before trying to fight a fire - and indeed, in any emergency. Which makes sense, it's what we're always told (in the U.S. anyway. However, they handed out a pamphlet called Fire Safety On The Job with useful
info about what to do if there's a fire at work. However, one of the accompanying photos in the pamphlet clearly shows a man at his desk using a phone with an emergency sticker affixed
to it. What does the sticker say? And I quote..."Emergency Dial 222". What in the hell is
that supposed to mean? We dial 222 so that nothing happens (I've tried it) and all die in the fire
while trying to call the Fire Dept?

That's just not right...and very misleading. Check your N.F.P.A. pamphlets and start bitching to the N.F.P.A.
(But don't complain to the fire dept, you wouldn't want to piss them off!!)

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