Trace Adkin's home was destroyed in a fire this past Saturday. Fortunately Trace and his wife Rhonda were not home.

According to, the Adkin's three daughters were home but  followed a fire safety plan that the family had in place,  and it saved their lives.

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"Trace kept going, 'When you gonna take that ribbon down?' and I'm like, 'You know, I might need it one day.'" Those are the words of Rhonda Adkins, Trace's wife, who did not cave in and take that yellow ribbon down from a big tree in the front yard of their Nashville home. Thank God she didn't. That ribbon was a lifesaver on Saturday afternoon (June 4) when a dryer in the garage reportedly burst into flames that spread to the attic and the house.

A Fire Safety plan should always be in place in your home. I remember as a young child, my Father drilling us on our fire safety plan. If you don't have a plan, I would encourage you to put a plan in place today! A plan should be implemented and practiced every few months to make sure everyone is on the same page.  A great site to help you with a Fire Safety plan and tips on fire prevention is Home Safety It just takes a little time to plan and it could just save your life!