"Two a.m. The lone siren wails.
A long and two shorts, …long and two shorts.
Poppa stumbles from bed,
And lurches thru the back door.
Shirt tail flapping, …long and two shorts."
"Like moths to the flame they race,
With helmets and hooks.
"Pumpman!" Crank it up, make it flow!
Bloated hoses snarl, and drench and spew.
Embers fly. Nighthawks cry.
Darkness falls. Then the dew."
- An excerpt from my photo-essay on country fire trucks
published in Blue Ridge Country magazine, September/October 1996.
Title: © Fire Truck at Greazy Creek. r0438-33.
Series: Fire Trucks
Location: Archville, Tennessee
Date: Sunday 9 June 1991