Thursday, May 26, 2016

Jerusalem on Fire! The day after Lag B'Omer

Seriously folks, be careful with your combustables on a hot day like today.  Just came home and saw this out my window.  Called it in to 102 the Fire Department, they took a long time to answer the phone by the way, and they said that they already knew about it.

This is what the fire looked like at 12;00pm.  Now it is 5:41pm and it is still out of control!  I heard planes and helicopters flying over trying to get a handle on it.  If they would sent only one plane when I had called it in there wouldn't be this problem

 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/212834#.V0cLTJF97IV

One of the fires is being blamed on Lag B'Omer, maybe it is true, but there needs to be more fire education here in Israel.

When I was a child in Los Angeles, we had to have fire drills a few times a year, and a Fire Marshal came to our classes and taught us what to do when there is a fire.  I was elected Fire Marshal of my 4th grade class and I was expert at stomping on lit cigarettes.

 This served me well when I was teaching my first year in the classroom, as during a test someone slipped a smoke bomb under the door. causing untold uproar in the class.  I stepped on it.. Why did they schedule a test for April 1st, anyway??

Fires are serious, many people have been evaucated from their homes this afternoon.  Learn the fire rules and before you leave a fire, put it out with sand or water!

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Rachael Alice

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