Mi Mexico Monday: What My Town is Missing
Monday, May 9, 2011
When I first moved to Mexico, I could not get over the fact that our small town lacked something so vital and important to any city or town, no matter how small.
Are you sitting down? I sure hope you are because what I am about to tell you is going to come as quite a shock, especially to my friends that live NOB (North of the border).
My town doesn't have a fire department.
A FIRE DEPARTMENT!!!
No fire stations. No firetrucks. No firemen or women.
I once asked why we don't have a fire department and was told that it's because the houses here are made of brick and cement, as opposed to the houses in the U.S. that are made of wood and other highly flammable materials. Brick houses don't burn. No need for a fire department.
Well, after the most recent fire, which was the 6th or 7th in the ten years that I've lived here, I'd say that theory went up in smoke.