Today we were discussing the lack of police officers in this town so far. We rarely ever see a police officer or any other emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire trucks. This seems really odd to me because I see all kinds of this stuff every day in Duluth. It is almost a little scary thinking about if something did happen where someone needs urgent medical care, a building is on fire, or someone is harming other people. Who will be there to help and fix the problem? The police officers don't carry guns, so who will stop a criminal, or how does this not make people less afraid of the cops?
It seems like the overall safety standards are a lot lower here that in the US. Every time I walk next to the scaffolding next to the hotel I am worried they are going to drop part of it and hit someone. It is almost a little scary for someone who is used to having ambulances available within minutes to here where I have not seen one this whole time. I haven't heard any sirens at all yet. This is definitely different since I hear so many random things out of my window but no sounds from emergency vehicles.