Am not that good at making choices but when calamity strikes, my instincts scream at me to always head to safety but of course in the middle of all the trauma a lot of people lose it at just sit there blank in thought, shaken by the possibility of death and in that moment you feel helpless, alone and scared. Am petrified with fire and sometimes I just think of the possible ways I could burn up feeling the heat surge through my body and the flames consuming me, never mind, am a bit off in the head but trust me the feeling of being vulnerable in such situations is the most dreadful feeling that I could possibly not wish for anyone to experience.

On April 3, 2019 there was a fire break out at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at around 11:44pm at terminal 1C’s check-inn counters 7 and 8 Nairobi, Kenya. Luckily all the passengers and staff at the terminal were evacuated safely and the fire was contained by the airports fire team and no injuries were reported during the incident according to the report by Standard digital media. The Kenya Airports Authority said that the fire was caused by a baggage belt system malfunction and efforts are being made to bring back the airport back and running as soon as possible.

So am looking at this and am jealous of how the people who were at the airport at the time of incident were lucky to have escaped with no injuries in the process. Do not get me wrong am actually glad they escaped since they had help from the airports fire team but what if an alarm had not been raised? Would the people who survived live to tell their story? Actually no, and who’s fault would it have been? As an irrational citizen you would have probably blamed the Airport’s management for the fault in their services but these allegations would have borne no fruit because you would have already been affected by the situation. You might be there helpless thinking that the world is unfair to you in the case that you only came to travel or receive a loved one at the airport but it all comes down to you. Are you going to take a stand for your safety? Or point fingers at people who might actually be doing there job in the best way they can.

Koowi Technology Inc. has come up with the MG911 application that creates alerts in case of fire accidents to respective local authorities in your location. Once you have the application installed in your phone it is very easy and convenient to raise an alarm in case of any catastrophic event you might be involved in. This is the best way to take charge of your safety, did you know that life is a communal entity that is manifested through the support of all those who possess it? By taking charge of your safety you are improving the services of the authorities mandated with the task of keeping everything in order and by that you would have manifested humanity in your life.In the middle of the outbreak, immediately pull the nearest fire alarm pull station in order to alert other individuals in the building. As you exit, be sure to feel doors for heat before opening them to be sure there is no fire danger on the other side, if there is smoke in the air, stay low to the ground to reduce inhalation exposure and keep one hand to the wall to prevent disorientation and crawl to the nearest exit after which you raise an alarm to contact the nearest authority using the MG911 application. Make use of this technological advancement and step up to your own safety and your loved ones.