July 14, 2005

NO DALMATION REQUIRED:

From pole to pole, a firehouse symbol is falling (Michelle O'Donnell, JULY 14, 2005, The New York Times)

Of all the tools associated with the dangerous but sometimes romantic world of firefighting, few capture the spirit of the job quite like the shiny firehouse pole, that simple brass delivery system that relies on little more than gravity to get a fireman to his truck a few seconds faster.

In the firehouses of New York City, veterans have a deep affection, even a zealous sense of protection, for their poles.

But just try to convince your wife that your home needs one...

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 14, 2005 12:00 AM
Comments

Give her a brass pole to swing around.

Posted by: Governor Breck at July 14, 2005 11:32 AM
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