Friday, September 9, 2016

Vive les Pompiers

The morning after the fire I saw one of the many pompiers exhausted in front of her fire engine, socks off and large heavy fire fighting boots put to one side.  She had been up all night fighting the flames along with 300 other pompiers from Tuchan and further afield.

I had been scared just looking at the flames from a safe distance so to actually be on the front line with 30 ft flames ravaging the tinder dry vegetation springing up willy nilly as the wind gusted must have been horrendous.

I know that this year I will be putting more than a couple of euros in the pompiers collection box.