If your house was on fire, what would you take with you?

Earthquake Fire Damage in Napa, California Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.Here’s an interesting question posted on The Daily Post…If your house were on fire, what would you grab first?  Replies to this post give food for thought about how ready you are in the event of a disaster like a house fire.   If you have papers, photos or irreplaceable items, consider a fire box or a safety deposit box.  There really may be no time to grab anything, especially if you are helping kids or pets out of the house.

Here is an interesting project using photos to answer this question…it’s a fair question to ask yourself, how much time it would take to gather all your “important” items?  Within 60 seconds, a house fire will create choking smoke and release dangerous fumes.  Check out this PDF that describes why you need to know How to Get Out Fast and what happens within the first 5 minutes!