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7/2/12 at 5:09pm
In kindergarten or maybe 1st grade there was a fire safety program that scared me badly too. There was a mock house of some kind (rv?) and a drill where groups of kids take turns evacuating it. I was somehow feeling like they'd simulate a fire in there with smoke or something, and had a total breakdown about it. As a result I couldn't light the stove til I was 12 and never sat near campfires, hated candles, incense, etc, and watched any fire I was around very warily after that. I'm still a bit jumpy about fire but can use it ok now. Once the safety rules were learned I felt it was best if they'd quit reinforcing it. Eventually it sunk in that the drills were just practice, there were many drills throughout the grades but there never was a fire, but if there were we'd do the same thing and leave in a line.