No doubt the FDNY is full of brave men who rush into situations where most of us mere mortals fear to tread. So this BHB reader’s account of an incident Sunday night on Montague Street speaks to their humility and their ability to deal with any and all circumstances:
So I was walking on Montague Street this evening, a few minutes before 6 PM, and a big fire engine ladder truck with lights and siren on pulled up and parked just past Henry Street, by the Corcoran real estate office. Then firemen jumped out.
There must have been a big fire, you say? No, turns out a slim metal bar in one of the canvas Corcoran awnings had slipped loose, and apparently the salespeople inside don’t own a ladder, so they called the fire department to come and lend them a hand! The firemen slid the loose bar back into the awning and then departed, hopefully on to more important matters!
Here’s a couple of shots I took with my iPhone, so they are not super-sharp.
Ahhh, our tax dollars at work!