Saturday, October 08, 2005

I put out 2 fires yesterday!!!!

Yes, you have read correctly - I put out 2 fires yesterday!!! Not your usual Friday afternoon at work eh? And I'm very proud of myself!!!!

Think kitchen toaster catching alight, a work colleague throwing a fire blanket on top of the toaster but not covering it completely so that is set alight too, smoke alarm going crazy, colleague screaming for help and me coming confidently and calmly to the rescue with a fire extinguisher saving the day.

Sounds impressive eh? Trouble is it doesn't really sound like me!!! But it does make for a good story!!! No, the 2 fires I actually put out yesterday were part of fire marshall training that I got sent on with work. Best fun I've had on a training course ever because you know the stuff you are learning is really useful and you get to test it out by doing hands on stuff!! I got to put out a flammable liquid (Class B) fire with a CO2 extinguisher and used a water extinguisher to put out burning paper in a waste paper bin (Class A). This was all done in a cordoned off section of a car park in case you are wondering!!!

So whilst the reality may be less dramatic I still feel quite proud of my achievement and it feels quite empowering!!!

So here's to not doing a Basil Fawlty whose classic lines were going round my head yesterday;

"It sits there for months on end, and when you have a fire, when actually need the bloody thing, it blows your head off!!!"

9 Comments:

At 12:39 pm, Anonymous Linz said...

Ah.. That's not as exciting as I thought it was going to be! :-(

 
At 3:00 pm, Blogger Shizue said...

did you really think it would be? ;)

 
At 10:47 am, Blogger Shizue said...

mind you, I don't even know what extinguisher does what. La Harrington, what's the powder one for?

 
At 3:50 pm, Blogger meg said...

Well, I'm very impressed. Well done :)

 
At 2:32 am, Blogger Kez said...

Hello Katrina!

I logged on to see what you were up to, and I find out you are putting out fires. I am glad someone is learning how to save us from a burning building! You inspired me to start my own blog so that we can better keep in touch. Visit me at http://abriefcommentary.blogspot.com/.

I am glad to hear you are doing well, an eating meat! Things have changed!!! Hope to talk to you soon!

 
At 3:44 pm, Blogger Katrina said...

Kerry??? As in the Kerry who was disappointed when Portillo lost his seat at the 97 election? (sorry) Wow - nice to hear from you - sorry we lost touch. Did Leafy give you my blog address? I'll visit your blogsite soon but just grabbing my chance whilst I'm at an internet cafe.

 
At 11:39 am, Blogger meg said...

I remember Kerry! Hello!

 
At 5:16 pm, Blogger Shizue said...

Good grief, hello! Who else from WCHS are you still in contact with?

 
At 9:46 am, Blogger I'm Over The Moon said...

And does anyone know Emily Freeman? I was at primary school with her and she went there too. I always wondered what happened to her...

 

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