Fire Danger Signs
May 11, 2007
Many communities with firedanger from forest fires, brush fires, and back alley fires place danger signs by the side of main roads. I presume the intent is to warn people not to do stupid things such as toss a lighted cigarette out the window of a car, burn trash in their backyard, or try to dispose of a body by pouring gasline on it and setting it on fire.
Unfortunately, people who need these kinds of warnings seldom pay attention to them.
Early in my marriage, I thought of posting a couple of similar signs on the wall. I never did. While neither of us is fireproof, I guess my wife and I are a bit flame retardant, though in my case the word “flame” is perhaps superfluous.