Urbino’s fire department must use tiny trucks for a very big. Rrriiiinnnggg!..The sound of a bell pierced the calm in the city’s fire house recently after a propane tank exploded in an apartment building in the center of town. One by one, firemen slid down the sleek, metal fire pole to the locker room, and in less than a minute they were tearing toward the blaze in a bright red fire truck.
This would be a routine call and scene for firemen all over the world, but things are different for Urbino fire fighters.
They fight blazes in a 500-year-old Renaissance city, a living museum of brick buildings filled with art treasures and built along narrow streets that climb and twist across an Apennine mountain top.
The situation calls for tiny, specially-built fire trucks. And specially trained fire fighters who often have to use tender loving care in subduing dangerous blazes.
Full article by JENA FRICK
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