Saint Florian is the patron saint of fire fighters. One often hears the above saying following his name, literally translated it means:
Spare my house, burn down another one.
This statue of the saint, appropriately placed in a fountain, stands across the old fire station in Munich.
This old marker used to stand in front of the fire station no. 2 in Frankfurt:
whereas this modern fire fighting truck is part of the fleet of the Weinheim fire brigade.
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