|Photo: Jeremiah Beck|
Would you want to depend on this fire escape to save your life? In a hurry, who knows what might happen when you hit those rickety rusted-through steps.
I love this real life reminder that we are each responsible for our own safety and for our own provision and for our neighbor's safety as well. Sure, there are building codes, safety laws, and security personnel, and they are there to protect us. But it only takes a few minutes to assess your own situation, to walk through a couple of safety routines, and to address any problems you discover.
Know your risks and likely hazards. Know how to stay safe wherever you are. And make sure you do your part, in case someone else hasn't done theirs.