August 17, 2010

No Nomex in Sight

A series of photos of (mostly) volunteer firefighters on the line in Russia.

Doesn't that red truck actually say "Telephone"? Not fire apparatus at all?

More photos here from the Boston Globe.

I do not really see the leaf blower as an effective firefighting tool, but the rest looks familiar. Fighting fires in peat bogs especially must be uniquely unpleasant.

The feds are sending some help, now that the worst may be over.

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