Down in Albuquerque, NM, two movers were just finishing up a job when they encountered a woman panicking, saying something about a fire behind her home. The men went to see what was going on, and upon seeing the flames jumped into action.
According to KRQE News, one of the men remembered that there was a fire extinguisher in their truck. Unfortunately, that would only last for so long, and once it was empty the movers began kicking dirt at the perimeter of the fire, managing to keep it contained until the fire department showed up.
The obvious moral of the story is two-fold; One, make sure your trucks are properly equipped. Fire is a hazard in any season, and in the summer heat that potential for disaster only grows. And two, keeping a cool head in the heat of the moment can literally prevent someone’s world from going up in flames.
This is huge because accidents happen all the time. North of the border, sadly, disaster recently played out. In a suburb of Toronto, Canada a six-year-old boy was riding his bicycle when he was struck and killed by a moving truck.
Not much is known of the details. All we can say is please be careful, this summer and all year round. Because sometimes kids, and those around them, are not.