An Everyday Hero sees his potential
Moving into your own home is a big step towards becoming an adult. In such a move, you will probably have to do a thousand things at once, many of them for the first time. Not only do you have to sign a lease, you also have to take out home insurance, file a change of address notice and buy all sorts of things you need. There are many things you have to do.
Everyday life in your own home is safer if you remember to buy not just furniture but also a smoke detector, a fire blanket and a fire extinguisher, and if you also read through your housing company’s rescue plan. Find the electricity mains switch and the water mains stop tap in your new home.
At this point, you are already familiar with basic traffic regulations, but it is a good idea to be well aware of the risks. Not everything always goes by the book. In slippery conditions, a driver cannot necessarily stop the car in time if a pedestrian suddenly steps out in front of it, and not everyone can perform an uphill start.
Saving a life, whether of a friend or a stranger, instantly makes a hero out of anyone. Sometimes all you need is a knowledge of first aid and remembering to call 112, even if you are travelling in Europe. However, Everyday Heroes take care of much more mundane things too such as wearing seat belts, being careful with fire, checking the water before diving in, and so on.