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I Am a Fire Victim

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    It Has Turned My Life Around

    In a few days it will be a month since my apartment building caught fire. I was a sleep in my bed, it was 3:40am and I awoke to the smoke alarm going off. I could hear the crackling in the walls and see the smoking coming through the ceiling. The days that followed happened so...
    MissMyah MissMyah 26-30, F Sep 25, 2013

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    June 12 2008

    On this day I was a fire victim. I had really never been afraid of fire until this happened. It was a regular off day for me and I was messing around on the computer when my phone rang. Of course I had forgotten that my children's daycare closed early and they were calling me to...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    Worst Thing Ever

    In March 2012, I left my apartment to drive back to my hometown for spring break. I got a call at five am in the middle of the week from the apartment office saying that they were trying to account for everyone because there had been a massive fire in my building. Apparently...
    crazycatlady616 crazycatlady616 26-30, F Jun 22, 2013

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    I Really Am

    Me & my mom & sister was home my sister & me was awake my mom was sleep & i was maybe 8 & i knew how 2 cook i was cooken a hamburger for me & my sister & i took a shower while it was cooken & my sister was 3. & i was in the shower & the stove set fire & i when i smelled smoke i...
    XOrosebudXO XOrosebudXO 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    Fire On Christmas Eve Day

    My name is Kenneth Machart. I am a 45 year old disabled person. I have COPD, Chronic back pain, and bi-polar disorder.     On Dec. 24th 2011, my roommates house caught fire. The kitchen was severely damaged, as well as, extensive smoke damage to our belongings. Everyone is...
    kjmachart kjmachart 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 5, 2012

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    Lost Everything To A Fire The Day After Christmas

    The day after Christmas I lost everything to a fire a that consumed my apartment building and three businesses that were located below.  I felt uneasy that day and could't feel comfortable.  I went on my laptop for a little bit and then decided to lay down.  As I laid in bed I...
    goldshirt309 goldshirt309 26-30 1 Response May 1, 2011

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    The Day That Changed My Life Forever.

    Last April, the 19th (2012, a Friday), my house caught on fire at night. I was at my boyfriend's house and I get terrible phone reception there so I usually turn my phone off to avoid it draining the battery while I'm there. I spent the weekend there and Sunday afternoon I turned...
    iheartpie iheartpie 26-30 1 Response Apr 15, 2013

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    How Many Years...

    January 2013 is almost here! Over two years ago my house was gutted by a fire while I was at church. My insurance company (Nationwide - Allied) offered less than a tenth of what it would cost to fix my place. So I've been living in hotels, friends couches and finally the last...
    srenia srenia 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

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    Worst Fire Of My Life

    It was was exacly on this day may tuesday the 28 i was 11 iwas outside at night we were having a barbaque so i dicided to go far from the barbaque with my sisters they were 21 so they were smoking i said dont do it here they did not care we were tired so we told our mom we were...
    Danielcaraballo Danielcaraballo 22-25, M May 28, 2013

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    Fire For Christmas

    Right before Christmas in 2008 my husband, our one month old daughter, and I moved into a new house. After we got done unloading the U-haul we went to a friends house for a few hours. When we came home our house was on fire. We ran in to try and put out the fire. Once...
    meganpetlover18 meganpetlover18 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 27, 2009

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    Fire!!!!!!!!!!

    When I was at my cousins house with my gf Jess We were have a BBQ and some the sparks from the grill caught his wood on fire and then the house and me and Jess were in the back of the house making out when she yelled FIRE !!!!!!!! andbefroe me and her could run the roof fell will...
    jaymaster12 jaymaster12 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2011

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    March 2,2009 Fire

    This is the worst day of my life!!! I was working 3rd shift march 2nd early morning at 3 am i took some meds i have herniated disks from a fall i took at a job 2 yrs prior i was in pain that morning an also had a offer  for a awesome job i was going to that tues morning so i...
    ashley387 ashley387 41-45, F Nov 30, 2009

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    Major 4 Alarm Fire And We Are About To Be Homeless Because Of Insurance And Mortgage Company's

    On March 9th at 7:30 PM we had a major 4 alarm fire at my 200+ year old log cabin. The fire started in the attic (electrical), and it took about a half an hour to contain. The whole time I was just screaming for the fire men to get my animals out of the house. House was full of...
    Preraphaelites Preraphaelites 46-50 2 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    Lost Everything In An Apartment Fire. I Almost Didn't Make It Out.

    Earlier this month, I was in the shower when I smelled smoked and heard, what I believe now to be a window breaking out. Upon opening the bathroom door I was overcome by thick black smoke, unable to see anything I crawled toward the  only light I could see, which was the fire...
    baileybleu baileybleu 22-25 1 Response Dec 30, 2011

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    Im now 9 years using the internet. I was trying to put my feelings on EP, other forums online, but i met rarelly any victims of abuse.Either they have shame to come out and talk...
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    There is a lot of strange information about dating firefighters online that focuses on firefighters' masculinity, and how a woman should act in order to 'land' one as a boyfriend...
    ameliabedelia63 ameliabedelia63 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I’m still a little goofy due to jet lag… so little things aren’t working the best for me, and I haven’t even attempted big things yet :)Last night after an...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    Yesterday we spent a big part of the day at my aunt and uncle place, they all was shoot off fireworks every year, Samantha went with her dad yesterday, so I just had mindie and...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I like to go to igxe.com when I need firefall crystite. Because they give me the cheapest price about firefall crystite and good services. If you want firefall crystite, you can...
    cyingying18 cyingying18 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I like playing firefall very much. and i usually buy firefall crystite at http://www.igxe.com/Firefall/buy-Firefall-Crystite-Firefall/Buy-Firefall-Credits/allserver-usd.html?-affi...
    cyingying18 cyingying18 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Happy fourth of july..........The idiots that make the fireworks need to get fired!! I had a giant fireball shot 2 inches from my BALLS today due to there poorly made products, OH...
    Ray217 Ray217 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Every 4th of July, I set off fireworks. Why? Because , it is how we honor the founding this country. It is how we honor the killing of thousands of Native Americans, the victories...
    amazingpants amazingpants 70+, M 4 Responses Jul 15

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    I was a victim of domestic abuse I was abused by my boyfriend would love to talk to some of you guys to ease the pain
    Prettybirds Prettybirds 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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    Never in my life would I have imagined myself being a victim of domestic violence. My boyfriend & I were perfect once upon a time, & things went so wrong so fast. I loved him, & a...
    HeartbrokenHeroine HeartbrokenHeroine 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Part 2: Well it's now been 6 years. I am the crazy one and he is mr perfect to his friends and family! A few times we went out with friends and he was mr chatty to everyone but me...
    snw1980 snw1980 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    So there I was. The town summer Festival. The tiny ferris wheel circa 1950 sits on the fairgrounds, people were walking around with various prizes and confectionary delights. and I...
    badgerman42 badgerman42 22-25, M Jun 29

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    I am a bit down about having to fire someone, but enough was enough. I wonder how someone can survive 50 years with no common sense whatsoever. Seriously. Instance 1 "Did you...
    MissIndigoRain MissIndigoRain 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I recently enjoyed watching my husband's ****** burn in a fire. When I found out he was gay and was having an affair with his best friend of 35 years, I gathered up love letters...
    truthandbeauty truthandbeauty 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 4

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    one year ago tonite, my wife wanted to go see the local fireworks show... we didn't make it to the show because a family member came over & held us up. I at the time didn't want to...
    carolinabluesky carolinabluesky 46-50, M Jul 4

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    I love to feel cold and suddenly be able to sit near a fireplace getting that cozy warm wich makes you feel like the sun itself,slowly warming up when comes out in the morning.It...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 9

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    I worked a well known retail store in the United States and Canada. My mother also worked for the same company just another store, she originally got me the job. I'm only 19 and I...
    eaarcher93 eaarcher93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    yeah, igxe.com is selling cheap firefall crystite. So you can buy very cheap crystite. If you are fans of firefall, you must like it.
    cyingying18 cyingying18 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Watching the fireflies in the yard. To night is dark so they are very active. It's a magical experience. I love it
    jay28N jay28N 41-45, M Jun 26

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    From The North Ship: By Philip Larkin XVIII If grief could burn out Like a sunken coal, The heart would rest quiet, The unrent soul Be still as a veil; But I have watched...
    truthandbeauty truthandbeauty 36-40, F Jun 27

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    of my career pretty much. It's always been stressful. Oddly this fatalistic view has somehow worked for me and I was never fired or laid off in now 32 years in the work fore...
    experimed experimed 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    It's dark. Only the fire is burning in the middle of the circle. The circle of your friends (and you, of course). Someone is playing everyones favorite songs on a guitar and you...
    xSummertime xSummertime 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    Give me a good roaring bonfire to completely lose myself in. And some hypnotizing fireworks that make me dizzy:)
    pieceofmind127 pieceofmind127 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I think fireworks are beautiful I love watching all different colours explode in the sky.............And a crackling bonfire I love it. November is one of my fave months of the...
    moodyness moodyness 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    One of the worst nights of the year... Not only for me but for my two dogs.... Please stop the madness of the fireworks asap!!
    vwchick vwchick 31-35, F Jul 4

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    My boyfriend is going to be graduating in October from the houston fire academy. I have no idea what kind of graduation gift to get him. I could use some ideas. :)
    hfdgirlfriend hfdgirlfriend 18-21 Jul 9

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    I have been a volunteer firefighter/emt for 17 years. Ever since I was 16 years old. I followed my fathers foot steps and joined!! I have been an emt for almost 12 years...
    nicedude nicedude 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Bad day yesterday. We got a call for fire department assist on a full cardiac arrest. We got there and CPR was already started we were there for at least 10 minutes before loading...
    Here4u72 Here4u72 41-45, M Jul 12

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    Set my pants on fire last night by putting a candle lighter between my legs and spraying sunscreen at it 😂 i dropped my pants fast then you could imagine🔥👖
    SummerB1 SummerB1 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I have been dating my firefighter for almost a year and a half. I love what he does and fully support him. My issue is he won't ever hesitate to take overtime. Canceling and just...
    colls7664 colls7664 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I like to play firefall crystite online. I usually buy from igxe.com. did you ever buy from it?
    cyingying18 cyingying18 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    alone and listening to my music. Also, a notebook and pen are a must. Fire calms me down.
    tediousjpg tediousjpg 16-17 Jul 17

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