In December last year, I was trying to decide if I wanted to participate in a fire drill at work. You see, I was a fire warden, which means I had some extra work to do. There is a story behind this, about why I’m peeved about being a fire warden, but I’ll not talk about that now. For this fire drill, the fire wardens were promised that there would be a reward. It was supposed to be a monetary award, and I figured it was worth the one hour of my time.
But I got cheated. I got lesser money, and it was in the form of shopping vouchers, and it was topped off with a… smoke alarm. Yeah. Can you believe it. It’s like S$6 on Ebay.
Anyway. So I now have a smoke alarm. I believe most Singaporeans don’t get such gadgets for themselves. I probably wouldn’t get one myself too.
This is a pretty simple gadget (obviously, since it costs only S$6). Detects smoke and gives off a shrill alarm.
I cannot say this is useless. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, right? I just hope that when no one’s home, someone else outside who hears the alarm knows what it is about and that they should call for help.