Saturday, October 18, 2008

Firefighter in China

A friend of mine worked the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in China this past summer. Knowing I was a firefighter and this would amuse me, she snapped this picture. This is what appears to be a temporary fire station near Olympic Village. The station housed 2 fire trucks and only 2 firefighters - one for each truck. The best part (or worst) is, I guess in an attempt to look busy, the 2 firefighters had to stand at attention on that red box all day long. Note the little fire extinguisher on the ground next to them. This seems like a typical attempt to make the outside of the box look as pretty as possible for all the foreigners. I'm sure they don't have to do this every day when the Olympics are not in town.