Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Supporting the Sapeurs Pompiers

Bill and I have noticed that the firemen of Paris, the Sapeurs Pompiers, are sponsoring a raffle.
 We were approached on the rue Saint-Antoine today by a super polite fireman and Bill bought a two euro scratch & win ticket.
 The fireman watched as Bill scratched his ticket. Would we win a Clio car, a Peugeot Scooter, a Mediterranean cruise, a wide-screen TV?
 We won an Autocollant. The English of our ticket-seller ran out on how to translate.
 Looks like we won a badge!
It's fun to support the Sapeurs Pompiers of Paris. And it is in a good cause. Buy a ticket today!


  1. Glad you were able to support the fire fighters!
    That sticker will make a good addition to your scrapbook.

  2. Thanks, Lisa. Thing about the sticker is it is supposed to be picked up at the Firemen's Ball on Bastille Day (July 14th). The firemen throw a huge party and everyone is invited. Wish someone could pick it up for us! Must arrange to stay in Paris in July some year.

  3. I remember some Sapeurs Pompiers calendars being given to subscribers at New Year's at a street market.
    I could not figure out how to obtain one, which really means I was too shy to ask about it.
    Do you think there is one woman fire-fighter in Paris?
    Yes we must attend the Firemen's Ball some time!
    That is also the day of the parade when the Foreign Legion is allowed to be in France.

  4. We would have a great time at the Ball together I'm sure.
    Yes I wonder if there are female firefighters...
    Would also love to see the Foreign Legion parade. So much fun to be had!