Monday, October 21, 2013
October is fire prevention month in Maine. I still remember walking home from school, after a visit from the local firemen and pump truck, wearing my red plastic helmet we got as a gift and safety reminder. I've seen these alarms, in many cases, well above the ground but never this low. In one of our Maine nor'easters, this alarm and water attachment will be covered well under snow. Not much good, I'd say. I'm sure, in this line of restaurants and shops on Exchange Street, it's all about aesthetics and not necessarily about usefulness. They both look like they have been 'attacked' by snow removal equipment too. Low placement, to me signifies out of sight, out of mind.
After all, will there ever be a fire here?
NEE NAA NEE NAA NEE NAA!
(that's supposed to be the sound of a firetruck)