This guy was lucky to have his photos saved by his cousin:
(CNN) — From baby deliveries to unexpected deaths, Mike Bowes, a 911 dispatcher from Quincy, Massachusetts, has handled a wide range of emergency calls.
But Monday night, the 44-year-old received an unexpected call from his neighbor: His own house was on fire.
In another coincidence, one of the first firefighters to arrive on scene was Mike Bowes’ cousin, Tom Bowes.
Tom Bowes, a firefighter for the past eight years, scrambled into the house to salvage old albums with wedding and baby photos amid the flames.
But everything else — the clothes, electronics and furniture — were destroyed.
Those of us without firefighter cousins need e-memories, with off-site backups.