Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fire Prevention: Fire Trucks, Fire Houses, Fire Hydrant, Firemen

Feldbrunnen village 10 (2)

I found this hydrant in a field in our village near the path. I just had to take a photo. It must be something from the dark ages of fire drill I think, the antique in the meadow.

Fire in the old town of Solothurn

I will never forget this one. It was March 2011 and I had a dentist appointment. As I left the dentist to walk through town everything was closed and the firefighters were at work. The attic in one of our old town houses was on fire and it had spread to the houses next to it. These houses are protected as relics from the earlier days and had been recently renovated. You see even 7 years ago I was walking around with a camera in my bag and naturally shot a few photos. Just to add that since the roofs have long been repaired and you would never notice that there had been a fire.

Fire Truck 11.05.2018

This is the fire station of Solothurn in Switzerland. We drive past every time we go shopping. Sometimes there is something happening outside and sometimes the doors are closed. I usually take a photo when we drive past if there is anything there. Why is it that fire stations and their apparatus are always in red? Must be international.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fire Prevention: Fire Trucks, Fire Houses, Fire Hydrant, Firemen

6 thoughts on “Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fire Prevention: Fire Trucks, Fire Houses, Fire Hydrant, Firemen

  1. That really must be an antique fire plug. I’ve never seen one like it.

    Garry used to cover fires. There was one picture I will never forget of them fighting a fire in downtown Boston in the dead of a very cold winter with layers or water frozen on the houses and on the firefighters. I was really impressed. Those men really work for their money!

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    • Some time ago I noticed a big hole in the field where the fire hydrant was. I think they removed it and it is probably now in a fireman’s museum.
      Our fire service is also based mainly on volunteers with a few permanent workers. They often use the men that cannot serve in the army. Not a very pleasant job here either.

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  2. Our fire plugs look like that, except without the decoration! I love the shot with the red engine in front of the red door! Our fire engines stay indoors most of the time (when they’re not out on calls) except if there’s an earthquake — if there’s a minor quake, they drive out to the driveway so they can move away more easily. If the quake if more noticeable, they patrol the area, looking for fire damage!

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    • Generally our new fire hydrants are red and quite streamlined with a modern construction, but this is one of the originals. We rarely have earthquakes and the engines stay inside unless they are being washed or kept in order

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