Let's hear it for our firemen, who put their lives on the line time after time! This is especially appropriate right now because of all the fires burning all over the west.
When we first moved into our old house (we've just moved, so now it is old) which is everything on the left half of this photo, we were disappointed to find that the vacant lot at the end of our circle where our boys played baseball, would eventually have a fire house built on it. That was 40 years ago and yes, the fire station was built. It wasn't long before we realized that they were really good neighbors. They never put their sirens on at night if they were called out and there was a degree of security in having an alert body of trained men, including paramedics, just down the street -- even a crime deterrent.
Once in a while they would stop outside our house where there was a fireplug. I think it had to do with training new fire-fighters. One day I caught them with their shiny new engine gleaming in the sunshine, and took this shot -- after asking permission first, of course.
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