Friday, March 1, 2013
What the Museum of Modern Art Taught Me About The "Art" of Fire Safety
My heart squeezes and my eyes well up every time I think about the three girls and their grandparents who died in the Connecticut house fire on Christmas morning in 2011. And when I hear a news report about a fire where people couldn't escape, it's maddening.
So, I was surprised I hadn't thought about getting a fire escape ladder for our third floor apartment until I saw one exhibited in the Architecture and Design area at MoMA. Didn't I learn about escape ladders in my 5th grade fire safety certification class? Is stop, drop and roll all I walked away with?
I definitely don't want to be this guy if a fire ever breaks out. So, today I ordered a piece of art (as well as this fire extinguisher) that may also save our lives if, God forbid, a fire ever breaks out in our apartment. I feel better just having ordered the ladder. But our 20-month old son better not use it to sneak out to go clubbing or I'll be pissed.
If you're thinking about getting one of these, the X-IT fire escape ladder is a few bucks less to get it on the manufacturer's site than Amazon. News you can use!