There is always something to see when Joe and I go out to lunch. This time it was the entire Fire Brigade, or so it seemed. As I drove into the road leading to the car park I passed a line of about a dozen parked fire engines and, of course, we wondered what on earth was going on. There were more such vehicles at the end of the car park but the main show was when we were taken to our table (my favourite because we see more from there) and looked out of the window. I've never seen so many fire engines and other working vehicles ... according to the waiter they had been there all morning - training or something - and there was an Academy Observer there too, or so it said on his jacket.
|I like the way the waterproof suit was hung from the door, it looked for all the world like a body.|
|We were told that, along with fires in dustbins, this training 'ship' (used by sea cadets) was also set on fire a couple of times so the brigade could demonstrate or practice putting it out.|
|Even the boats were out, both speed and dinghies|
|It was an eye opener to see all the equipment|
|Then they were gone ...|
|...and the place was left as before!|
I'm always interested in the fire brigade since once, a long time ago, they saved my life. As you can imagine, lots of memories were recalled as I watched the men at work.