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Related Management’s Reply

Good afternoon Ms. Woodlen, We are aware of the unfortunate that occurred yesterday and are thankful that there were no injuries to anyone at the site. One of our experienced maintenance team members responded to the emergency call and completed … Continue reading

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A High-rise in Dubai; a Fire in Syracuse

Yesterday there was another McCarthy Manor fire, this time two apartments directly below me. http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/04/crews_responding_to_fire_at_apartment_complex_near_syracuse_hospitals.html What was not reported in the newspaper article is that this eight-story building, located at 501 S. Crouse Ave., is home to 176 people, more … Continue reading

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The Lousiest Neighbor

The fireman’s radio has reported that it was a sofa fire, and he says it’s out, so he gives me his oxygen. In a few minutes another fireman stumbles through the door carrying the big red tote that has the … Continue reading

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It’s Not the Fire that Kills You

So on the first day I was at home, I had no telephone land line and my cell phone was rapidly running out of power and minutes. So Steve added minutes and found my cell phone charger, which was no … Continue reading

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St. David’s Fire–Another Story the Post-Standard Wouldn’t Report

In the Event of Fire              A very long time ago, Carol was in a car crash and lost both of her legs at the knee.  Decades later, after the death of her husband, she moved into an apartment at … Continue reading

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