Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ladder 20, Division 1, Rescue 6

I thought the requisite dalmation at the firehouse
had gone the way of the horse-drawn fire engine, but
many stations still keep one as a kind of mascot,
including this one on Lafayette St. in Soho.
Before the 1920s, they performed an important function,
as friend and protector of the horses—guarding them
(and the equipment) against theft and running ahead of them
to clear the way when they were called to a fire.

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  1. I thought they has all gone too!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. He looks like he is doing his job, ready to take the lead when the "horses" take off!

  3. That's a rare photo of what has become a rare
    event. A touch of class added to the always shiny
    red authority of the fire fighting department's

  4. wow this is a classic and I love the dog in the front also :)

    I'm inviting you to join us for Travel Photo Mondays, the link runs all week so I hope you can join us for the next installment?

  5. what a handsome dog; have a nice Tuesday

    much love...

  6. Love this shot, Alexa. When my grandmother lived on W82 and Amsterdam we used to watch for the dog as the fire trucks zoomed down the street.


  7. How did the dogs know which way to go?

  8. Oh, Bert. Let me guess—you're not a romantic, right? Good question though.


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