Susan, it's not that you were too young but that your parents, school, and other sources had not taught you the appropriate response to a fire. By the time I was 8, I had learned "leave the house immediately and call the fire department from somewhere else" from my parents, school, Girl Scouts, AND the "Will E. Survive" cartoons that appeared between TV shows on Saturday mornings. Children should be learning how to respond to a fire years before they are left alone in the house so that they respond appropriately if they are even alone in a ROOM when a fire starts. I've been talking to my son about it since he was 3.
Linda, it is weird that Susan was digging so deep into old threads, but I don't think it's all that weird that she was inspired to register and comment because she had this experience that she felt was relevant to the discussion. The thread is old, but the topic isn't obsolete. Oh, and not every area has 911 service even now, and when I was 12 we didn't have it where I lived--the separate 7-digit numbers for the fire department, police, and poison control were on a sticker attached to each of our phones.
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