Anne-Marie Muscari

Split second

‘Make sure all your alarms are up to date, with fresh and charged batteries at all times. It could be the difference between life and death.’

I woke up overwhelmed with gratitude to be alive and well with my family by my side.

The night before, I was awakened at 1:30 a.m. to my smoke/carbon monoxide alarms loudly sounding and telling us to evacuate the house immediately.

We had this happen one other time, and it was just a battery issue. But this time seemed a little different, and something was telling me to not just unplug the alarms as I did before. I decided to call 911 instead - just to be abundantly cautious.

The kids and I wrapped up in blankets and went onto the porch.

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