Indeed. We were all volunteers of course. The pickyer people in the blogosphere may note that the scout depicted here is wearing a stetson type hat whilst the berets were in the scout movement by that time. Too bad! In a tip to Baden Powell I've gone with the traditional...it's my strip and I can do what I want! so there. Truth of the matter was though that when the town was being threatened it was really and truly everybody's concern! An out of control fire was a force to be respected and taken very seriously.
So of course the town fathers called on us! What were they thinking?!