I took this photo at the fire station on the Mall in Shimla. Like many Indian cities, much of Shimla is not quickly accessible by trucks or even small cars, so having a motorcycle equipped as a first responder for fires is an absolutely brilliant idea. Well, actually, I can’t really tell what it’s equipped with, but at least it won’t get so stuck in traffic. While this obviously doesn’t have the capacity to do much to stop a big fire, it can surely prevent many small ones from spreading. Every congested city and town in India should have them!