The World’s On Fire!
Loosely based on a hospital fire in Calcutta, India
“The smoke is so thick, I can hardly breathe,” Barbara wailed.
“Everyone grab a washcloth from the laundry room and soak it.” Susan instructed, “Hold it to your nose and stoop as low as possible while going from room to room.”
“Crawling won’t help,” Leila sounded frantic. “The smoke is below us.”
The other nurses were too distracted to see if Barbara actually assisted others as she headed for the elevator.
Meanwhile,Leila, Jenna and Susan were helping each other by transferring patients to wheelchairs and stretchers.”
“Which route shall we go?” Susan asked desperately.
Jenna looked around. “Not the elevators. We might be trapped.”
“Oh I wish someone would come and help us,” Leila said through clenched teeth.” She was wheeling Mrs. Farah out of her room;
“I can hardly breathe!” Jenna gasped. Wish I could re-dampen this cloth, and yet the patients don’t have any!