What would you save if your house was on fire?

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.

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Those of us without firefighter cousins need e-memories, with off-site backups.


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