More tragicomic adventures from Franco and Ciccio, this time getting to grips with the most ardent of professions. First we find them being tested to their limits in a real firefighter training school, then in a provincial fire station. In any case, the film provides us with plenty of comic situations based on extreme physical demands, of the type more commonly associated with silent era comedies and cartoons. And of course there is also a healthy dose of irrestible double entendres, a characteristic of the comedy of the two Sicilian ham actors. To give just one example: when a firefighting manual is asked for, someone arrives carrying a manual labourer. I due pompieri is also a comedy of misunderstandings and a surreal farce, with a sprinkle of romance thrown in (which, heaven forbid, one should never take too seriously!).
Clumsy trainee firefighter Franco is constantly driving fellow Sicilian Brigadier Ciccio out of his wits. Both of them are in love with the same girl and, between one disaster and another in carrying out their professional duties, neither of them hestitate from striking low blows in the hope of winning her heart. Following a series of misunderstandings, everything is resolved with a double wedding.