There was some sad news over the weekend… The founder of Zappos, Tony Hsieh passed away at age 46 on Friday after sustaining injuries in a house fire while visiting Connecticut. Hsieh’s tragic death has resulted in an outpouring of tributes to the entrepreneur. This is extremely tragic because we lost tremendous visionary and an incredible human being. The company Tony founded is now a staple in downtown Las Vegas.
During this five-year period, US fire departments responded to an estimated average of 354,400 home structure fires per year. These fires caused an annual average of 2,620 civilian deaths; 11,220 civilian fire injuries; and $6.9 billion in direct property damage. 2,560 civilian fire deaths. Source
My sister-in-law is a firefighter in Franklin, TN and during several visits over the years she has always been hounding us about fire safety in our home. “We have smoke alarms Jamie, we’re all good” I would tell her. The death of Tony Hsieh woke me up. I texted my sister-in-law and asked her for help, to make sure my family was safe and we had a plan.
She shared the following with me and I’d thought I’d share this we people in the community we care about.