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  • Luck is what happens when Preparation meets Opportunity

    It is a strange thing to describe a fire as an opportunity, but indirectly it has been an opportunity to test whether we were prepared for it.  Obviously, I would prefer that we did not have to test the theory.

    Let me start from the beginning.  In the early hours of Saturday 22nd October I was called out to go to the office because the burglar alarm had gone off.  My immediate thought was, blasted spiders crawling over the sensors have set off the alarm again.  You might have noticed from this that this has happened before.  As I turned the corner and the office came into view I was horrified to see that all the windows were open and that smoke was billowing out of them.  I then noticed that smoke was billowing from the downstairs premises.  To cut a long story short, there was a fire downstairs and ...

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