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We had to be evacuated!

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
About an hour ago, the fire alarms went off in the building where I work, along with the recorded announcement that there was an emergency. So, everyone on all eight floors (about 200 people) had to evacuate the building. Turned out to be a false alarm, but what surprised me was everyone's reactions. When the alarm first went off, nobody in my office moved. One lady, who was making a cup of tea in the kitchen, finished what she was doing first. One of the guys finally said, "Oh crap!" and got up from his computer, but it took him a few minutes. Nobody seemed in a big hurry to leave the building. What if it had been a real emergency. My first thought was to grab my purse and get out!

Once everyone was out, we had to stand across the street and wait for the fire department to determine it was safe to go back in. A lot of people were muttering about how annoying it was to have their work interrupted. Personally, I enjoyed seeing the firemen (no women) in all their gear. Kind of cute!

Anyway, looks like that's our excitement for the day!
post #2 of 24
I'm sorry but people shouldn't have been grumbling. Hasn't anyone learned ANYTHING after 9-11 grrr
post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by eilcon
Personally, I enjoyed seeing the firemen (no women) in all their gear. Kind of cute!
I wouldn't have minded seeing the fireman too!!
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by eilcon
Personally, I enjoyed seeing the firemen (no women) in all their gear. Kind of cute!

Anyway, looks like that's our excitement for the day!
Looking for George lookalikes among them?
post #5 of 24


Yeah any george look alikes wanting to paint your hallway?
post #6 of 24
I think those reactions are very surprising too.
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by gemlady
Looking for George lookalikes among them?
Hmm, that's one dream I haven't had yet - George as a firefighter. I like it!

Seriously, though, I can't believe people weren't moving more quickly and were griping about this. What if had been a real emergency? Maybe I'm overly cautious, but I don't believe in taking chances either.
post #8 of 24
I'll send my fireman over, but just looking, no touching!
post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
I'll send my fireman over, but just looking, no touching!
I forgot about your fireman, Susie. You're a lucky lady!
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by eilcon
I forgot about your fireman, Susie. You're a lucky lady!
Yes I am Eileen......yes I am.........
post #11 of 24
Goodness! I'm sorta surprised too, like Jazzmyn said, what about 9-11? Glad it turned out to be a false alarm!

Hmmm I think Eileen will having some fun dreams tonight!
post #12 of 24
I love when there's a fire alarm in the office! (They're always false alarms.) It gives you a break!
post #13 of 24
Yep, firemen are sooo hot!
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom
Yep, firemen are sooo hot!
Maybe that's what I should have called this thread instead.
post #15 of 24
I can't resist..........here's my hot fireman.....I've posted this before but think it's hilarious!!
post #16 of 24
Poor Jerry...it's a good thing he has such a good sense of humor or he'd get seriously bent out of shape about the pictures of him that get posted here!

There are 400 people in my office building, and over 300 of them are women. There wouldn't be too much grumbling here if we got to oogle some firemen!
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by Tari
Poor Jerry...it's a good thing he has such a good sense of humor or he'd get seriously bent out of shape about the pictures of him that get posted here!

There are 400 people in my office building, and over 300 of them are women. There wouldn't be too much grumbling here if we got to oogle some firemen!

Oh, he's ok'd all the embarrassing pics I've posted..........one thing about my guy........he has a crazy sense of humor!
post #18 of 24
We are required to have fire drills and assign floor captains where I work. Our building contains a number of different companies, often 2-4 different companies per floor.
post #19 of 24
Some people are just retarded.

It's a BREAK from work!!! And Hot Firemen....they wanted to go back to their computers?
post #20 of 24
Hmm.. I must admit to being a little lax about fire alarms too. The first few years at our apartment building, the alarms would always go off for no reason. You get complacent about it. Especially when you know there's not going to be any hot firemen turning up!
post #21 of 24
One of our employees and one of our customers died in a fire last week at our corporate house. It was a very sad time.

Please don't ignore fire alarms - often times it is a mere matter of seconds that may save your life.
post #22 of 24
I want a fireman too............!! But I can only look...

Im sorry Yosemite about the loss during the fire. That must have been very tough.......

But I still want to see a fireman.. My hubby was a fireman in Tx for 16 yrs. He sure looked cute in his uniform.
post #23 of 24
I'm glad it was a false alarm! Our sprinkler system was being worked on yesterday so the alarms were supposed to be off till 3. Well at 2 they started going off and no one knew what to do! Even the guy working on it couldn't get it to turn off! We took it as a good opportunity for a fire drill!

Now for my house alarm, I hate it, but it's made me a little lax sometimes too. It will go off if I take too hot of a shower, it will go off if I take too long removing something heavy from the oven! (as in leave the door open more than 30 seconds!)
post #24 of 24
I woulda grabed my purse and been out of there lol.
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