"You've settled down for a comfortable evening of reading or TV, after a hard day's work. Suddenly, faintly, you hear the wail of fire sirens. At first, you try to convince yourself that it must be something else - a cat's cry or a car horn. But the sirens' screech grows louder and more persistent. You can no longer kid yourself - the fire engines are roaring by. You walk over to the window or door, open it and poke yur head out. You sniff and look, to make sure the fire isn't close. then uneasily, you go back to your comfortable chair. For the rest of the evening, you catch yourself wondering...Do I have too much load on the circuits...Maybe I ought to clean up the attic...Should we work out a family fire drill..."
Good Reading Rack Service, 1957