In May of 2014, a wildfire roared through the Carlsbad community in Southern California, damaging 600 acres of land and dozens of homes. Once the fire was contained, many evacuated residents of the area came back to homes that had been completely destroyed. But for at least one family, all was not lost. Anya Bannasch reached out to AMSEC on our Facebook page, with her amazing story:

The fire at times reach 60 feet in height and the hot winds blew it so fast at my parents house that the firemen couldn’t do anything to stop it.  My parents were at my aunts house and my brother who was living with my parents at the time was at work. I was also working, so by the time we got to their house everything was ash. There was absolutely nothing saved. We all started to cry. All our memories, photos of us, everything was gone. Then my dad yelled “the safe is still standing!” We opened the safe and all my parents important papers, birth certificates, wedding rings etc were saved! We couldn’t believe it! In the entire house the safe was the only thing not burned to the ground.

My family and I couldn’t thank you enough. We recommended a fire safe to everyone we know. Your fire safe put a smile on our faces, we thanked The Lord at least something survived. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Thank you, Anya! And thanks to your family for putting their trust in AMSEC!