Hank was distraught. His wife had gone shopping the day before and hadn’t returned. The only thing he could think to do was report the situation to the sheriff’s department. When he walked into the headquarters, he was directed to Deputy Jones. “Hey, bro, my wife has gone missing. Can you help?”
- AdviceBad DecisionsComplacencyDangerDeathDecision-MakingDisasterEscapeNeighborPossessionsSurvivalTaking ActionUrgentWarning
When Jon Smalldridge went to bed on Saturday night, October 25, 2003, he was aware of the wildfires burning 15 miles away in San Diego. However, he wasn’t aware the fires could spread so quickly. When the flames and smoke woke him just a few hours later, he knew he had to move quickly to survive.
Sadly, many others didn’t quite see the urgency.