Verschon mein Haus, zünd andre an

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.

Sankt Florian

This statue of the saint, appropriately placed in a fountain, stands across the old fire station in Munich.

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This old marker used to stand in front of the fire station no. 2 in Frankfurt:

54 fire fighter 1

whereas this modern fire fighting truck is part of the fleet of the Weinheim fire brigade.

54 fire fighter 2

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.  For more photos of fire prevention like fire fighters, fire brigades, fire stations click on the CB&W badge:

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