Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ready for the firemen

I'm an innocent when it comes to such matters as building codes and similar arcana. However, it is obvious, just looking at how commercial and institutional structures are outfitted, that dealing with potential fires is a major concern. I understand the hose hook-ups, ever ready. But what might a sprinkler room be?

The hexagonal arrangement of heavy-duty spigots here at Lowe's makes a lovely pattern, as well as being thoroughly functional.

Belt and suspenders? These hook-ups are elsewhere on the Lowe's building.

Fire department connections at a new church building are bright and shiny enough to reflect my black pants. I couldn't get a good angle on the dang unit that didn't include my legs.

A fence-side hook-up near the street at a local school (above) and a carefully fenced-in unit on Whiskey Row near The Palace. What is it being protected against -- or is the ornamental iron being merely ... ornamental?

Linkage: Tombo offers some local restaurant reviews for your dining pleasure. And if you like walking around Prescott with me, you might enjoy walking up in Edmond Washington with Ron (though he is a madman who gets up before the sun rises, a feat I'm incapable of.) I'm also happy to report that my SIL has made one of his rare periodic posts from up in Alaska.

5 comments:

worldphotos4 said...

Let's hear it for the Fire Fighters. The do a great job.

Antipodean Curmudgeon said...

The multiple hose connector is highly reminescent of rather lower power radial aircraft engines of the 20's and 30's.

Sure could use that snow here--40C here again, fortunately the sea breeze came in on Q.

Hermano

Jarart said...

That was fun! Thanks for the link to Alaska, a good read there.

Ron Bloomquist said...

Hmmm. Hydrants.

Great subject!

Granny J said...

steve -- with a fire-prone forest as a next door neighbor, you can imagine how much we appreciate fire-fighters here in Prescott.

bro -- I suspect that's what caught my eye...

jarart -- as you have seen, my dotter lucked out, with a husband who has chosen cookery as his big relaxation.

ron -- you see all sorts of interesting things, too, I've discovered...

 
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