No man is an island

A couple of month back we were alerted by fire brigade sirens and fire engines speeding past the wall surrounding our property.

A house a couple of streets away was burning and we could observe the fire fighters in full action. They extinguished the fire and continued for a long while to douse the building to ensure that the fire would not restart.

One fire engine and its crew stayed for several hours to make sure that everything was safe.

The men and women are volunteers. The statement on the truck reads:

“Our leisure time for your security.

If the past months have taught me anything it is that my security does not exist in isolation. This holds true relating to the overall fabric of society and to the simple fact of somebody wearing a face mask to protect me.

Linked to Friday Fun: Security.

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