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)
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Yes, I hear the truck, Birdman!ReplyDelete
The aesthetics aren't going to keep them safe when the chef sets the sausages alight :)ReplyDelete
I thought I heard a monkey! And then a donkey. But donkeys go "Hee Haw," so now I'm not sure. But coming from Maine, it could be anything. Even a fire alarm!ReplyDelete
I'd say if there are restaurants on this street, fire is always possible.ReplyDelete
Leave it to you to notice these guys! The fire truck siren, once you explained, you cracked me up!ReplyDelete
Saw a fellow taking photos of similar looking water pipes this weekend, said he was collecting them for a poster. Maybe you should collect alarm photos for a poster? American Pickers could sell it !ReplyDelete
interesting placement, for sure.ReplyDelete
I wonder why fire inspectors haven't noticed this!ReplyDelete
I'm trying to picture you walking along and spying these things and pausing to record them . . . hmmm.ReplyDelete
Our firemen never gave us hats! ;-(ReplyDelete
One phrase I hear often from a friend is "don't tempt the fates." -- barbaraReplyDelete
I hear the truck! It will be rolling to my school this week. It is a tradition that all classes take a turn riding on top of the firetruck....ReplyDelete
They look like they need to be replaced?ReplyDelete