It’s difficult to wrap our minds around how European fire brigade integrate sport into their budgets. It’s not like here where everything that rings of “sport” is an arms-length relationship. You may have watched some of the events in which firefighters participate in on YouTube.
While in Kiev, the firefighters put on a demonstration for me. A video compendium can be viewed on our Vimeo account here:
Kiev Firefighters participating in sports events
Over the next several postings, I’ll be providing narrative and photos of the sights and activities from Ukraine, including the visit to Chernobyl.