Fire Brigade to the Rescue!

7th April 2019

Serrekunda Fire Engine roars down the sandy lanes of our sleepy neighbourhood……..

No, there was no raging fire and no cats stuck in tall tree branches. They only came to fill up the two water tanks in our backyard because one of the giant diggers preparing the road near Marina School for tarring had accidentally ripped up the pipeline thereby rendering us without water from the mains for the last several days.

A band of firefighters use the fire hose to fill up the empty 1000 litre tanks

Penda poses proudly as one of a hundred new recruits to the Fire Department and representing the Gambian government’s recent attempt to provide equal opportunities for women in previously male-dominated spheres of work.

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