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I was 5, and I was in CA with my parents, visiting a Christian school. My folks went into an office, and I lingered in the hallway. I’d always wondered what those red fire alarms would do if you pulled one. So, of course, I did. I found out real quickly what they did! I find out another thing too – once you pull out that handle, it won’t go back in. I’ll never forget the helpless feeling of trying to pound that handle back in while the alarm was blaring. No matter how hard I hit it, it wouldn’t go back in, and the alarm wouldn’t quit. It didn’t take long for my parents and everyone one else to figure out I had started a surprise fire drill that day!