Saturday, October 23, 2010
A lot of manhole covers in Japan provide access to mains water for the fire services.
About 85% of Japanese firefighters are volunteers, like in my villlage, that work at regular jobs and are called out for fires. many are local government officers.
There may be some female firefighters who actually fight fires, but most females members of the fire service do ancillary activities.
What is noticeable about the images of firefighters on these manhole covers is that they are all cartoon characters.