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    Smile PA Fire Expo

    Anyone have photo's from the PA fire expo, that they can post for us that could not attend this year ?
    These can be from any builders of fire apparatus, E-One, Pierce, Kme, Toyne, Ferrara, Spartan,Seagrave, Hme, etc.!

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    stolen from buff
    because it fits the PA whacker show so well

    Here are some observations from the recent Harrisburg Fire Expo show:

    To quote it's unknown author "If nothing else, I have to witness again and again the immutable fact that the fire service will take anybody. "

    Dewly Whacker, wearing the stained tee shirt stretched tight over his gut,
    carrying the $1500 light bar that he will install on his $200 truck, while
    his tired-looking and very ugly wife pushes the carriage containing the
    mean little results of his sperm colliding with her ovum in a long ago moment
    of Mad Dog 20/20 inspired passion.

    Next comes Norbert Fuzz, Grand Emperor of the Fire Police Squadron in
    Lanced Boil Springs. Despite the fact that he is 700 miles from home, he
    carries two 500 channel pocket scanners, his monitor, a cell phone, baton,
    handcuffs, flare gun, CS teargas, and probably has a Walther PPK
    secreted on his person. His vehicle of choice would be an LTD Crown Victoria with an Edge bar, grille strobes, an arrowstick, Federal Q siren and wigwag
    headlights. This man masturbates while reading a Gall's catalog.

    Following them is Sylvia Cruntley, Ladies Auxiliary President of Buttcrack
    Heights VFD. Her lavender stretch pants have reached critical mass, and
    when her pager beeps, little children have been known to cry, "Look
    out-I think she's backing up!" Her t-shirt is emblazoned with "got milk?" yet
    the mere thought of those leviathan mammaries is enough to wilt the most
    stalwart of Woodrows. As she shuffles past, munching on her 3rd funnel
    cake of the morning, the sight of her flesh in motion reminds one of two hogs
    in a burlap sack, wrestling over a Snickers bar.

    Entertainment such as this knows no equal.
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    Smile Rough Crowd

    All I asked for was some photo's of new apparatus at the show, you have whackers all over the country, not just in good old PA !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodbridge View Post
    All I asked for was some photo's of new apparatus at the show, you have whackers all over the country, not just in good old PA !
    Oh No, we have more than our share of whackers in PA!

    I can't help you out with pictures since I didn't go this year, but then again I don't usually take pictures when I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandfire03 View Post
    stolen from buff
    because it fits the PA whacker show so well

    Here are some observations from the recent Harrisburg Fire Expo show:

    To quote it's unknown author "If nothing else, I have to witness again and again the immutable fact that the fire service will take anybody. "

    Dewly Whacker, wearing the stained tee shirt stretched tight over his gut,
    carrying the $1500 light bar that he will install on his $200 truck, while
    his tired-looking and very ugly wife pushes the carriage containing the
    mean little results of his sperm colliding with her ovum in a long ago moment
    of Mad Dog 20/20 inspired passion.

    Next comes Norbert Fuzz, Grand Emperor of the Fire Police Squadron in
    Lanced Boil Springs. Despite the fact that he is 700 miles from home, he
    carries two 500 channel pocket scanners, his monitor, a cell phone, baton,
    handcuffs, flare gun, CS teargas, and probably has a Walther PPK
    secreted on his person. His vehicle of choice would be an LTD Crown Victoria with an Edge bar, grille strobes, an arrowstick, Federal Q siren and wigwag
    headlights. This man masturbates while reading a Gall's catalog.

    Following them is Sylvia Cruntley, Ladies Auxiliary President of Buttcrack
    Heights VFD. Her lavender stretch pants have reached critical mass, and
    when her pager beeps, little children have been known to cry, "Look
    out-I think she's backing up!" Her t-shirt is emblazoned with "got milk?" yet
    the mere thought of those leviathan mammaries is enough to wilt the most
    stalwart of Woodrows. As she shuffles past, munching on her 3rd funnel
    cake of the morning, the sight of her flesh in motion reminds one of two hogs
    in a burlap sack, wrestling over a Snickers bar.

    Entertainment such as this knows no equal.
    Thanks for posting again. As one who attended this show for years, it is pretty much a spot on representation of a large number of attendees. And in reflection, I don't think I was one of them.

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    At a point in time I attended this show for about six years in a row. I remember the Sundays when the rate went down and the average weight jumped. I still have pictures that are vivid reminders.

    That said, at the time it was always worth the money to attend. Haven't been there in years so I have no idea if it is as good as it was back then. I hope so.

    For a regional show it attracted the interest of all major builders because of the high attendance, proximity to the fire academy , and the truck spaces were cheap. I ran into customers from around the country there.

    Still, seeing the "No Cattle Beyond This Point" signs always made me chuckle on Sundays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firepundit View Post
    Still, seeing the "No Cattle Beyond This Point" signs always made me chuckle on Sundays.
    Remember the venue, the FARM SHOW arena. That's still its primary purpose, so that sign is very much needed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefengineer11 View Post
    Remember the venue, the FARM SHOW arena. That's still its primary purpose, so that sign is very much needed!
    I can remember a few years when it was very hot in some of the display areas. The left over liquid deposits from the farm animals had soaked into the flooring and when it started evaporating from the heat, it about made your eyes water.

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    I'm so happy I looked at this thread. instead of seeing photos, as I had hoped, I was instead treated to juvenile comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Box2565 View Post
    I'm so happy I looked at this thread. instead of seeing photos, as I had hoped, I was instead treated to juvenile comments.
    Pardon me, did someone crap on your birthday cake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Pardon me, did someone crap on your birthday cake?
    Nope, I just like hangin out with the grown ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Box2565 View Post
    Nope, I just like hangin out with the grown ups.
    I am sorry I seem childish to you. Are you new on the internet or just easily offended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Box2565 View Post
    Nope, I just like hangin out with the grown ups.
    So you can see what you want to be like when you grow up and develop a sense of humor? We don't mind if you hang with us.
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    To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

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    Quote Originally Posted by firepundit View Post
    I am sorry I seem childish to you. Are you new on the internet or just easily offended?
    Neither. I was just hoping to view photos like the person who started this topic asked about. The thread was unfortunately hijacked with an ignorant comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    So you can see what you want to be like when you grow up and develop a sense of humor? We don't mind if you hang with us.
    You might want to check my profile. I've known you for years and consider you a friend. For whatever reason you do your best to stir the pot on these forums. If you want to fling insults so be it. Just don't expect a hello the next time I see you.

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    I looked at your profile. Sorry to say I haven't a clue who you might be. Care to enlighten me?

    By the way, if you consider this stirring the pot, I guess we have a completely different definition. I think of late I have been VERY restrained on here other than with one or two individuals. I have walked away from the constant over and over battles of the past. But thanks for keeping tabs on me, it shows you care!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Box2565 View Post
    I'm so happy I looked at this thread. instead of seeing photos, as I had hoped, I was instead treated to juvenile comments.
    Some of us do find humor in the area of who and what calls themselves volunteer "firefighters", and sadly, most of the comments in the thread are spot on and do reflect the sad reality associated with much of today's volunteer fire service.

    And for the record, I am a volunteer and have been for 35 years. I do work full-time for a combination department, but have only held that position for 6 years. When I look at many of today's volunteers, I find myself disgusted at their actions, their lack of training, the lack of respect they show the job and quite frankly the fact they jump at attending a show such as this but wouldn't be able to fit a weekend training session into their scheduled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by islandfire03 View Post
    stolen from buff
    because it fits the PA whacker show so well

    Here are some observations from the recent Harrisburg Fire Expo show:

    To quote it's unknown author "If nothing else, I have to witness again and again the immutable fact that the fire service will take anybody. "

    Dewly Whacker, wearing the stained tee shirt stretched tight over his gut,
    carrying the $1500 light bar that he will install on his $200 truck, while
    his tired-looking and very ugly wife pushes the carriage containing the
    mean little results of his sperm colliding with her ovum in a long ago moment
    of Mad Dog 20/20 inspired passion.

    Next comes Norbert Fuzz, Grand Emperor of the Fire Police Squadron in
    Lanced Boil Springs. Despite the fact that he is 700 miles from home, he
    carries two 500 channel pocket scanners, his monitor, a cell phone, baton,
    handcuffs, flare gun, CS teargas, and probably has a Walther PPK
    secreted on his person. His vehicle of choice would be an LTD Crown Victoria with an Edge bar, grille strobes, an arrowstick, Federal Q siren and wigwag
    headlights. This man masturbates while reading a Gall's catalog.

    Following them is Sylvia Cruntley, Ladies Auxiliary President of Buttcrack
    Heights VFD. Her lavender stretch pants have reached critical mass, and
    when her pager beeps, little children have been known to cry, "Look
    out-I think she's backing up!" Her t-shirt is emblazoned with "got milk?" yet
    the mere thought of those leviathan mammaries is enough to wilt the most
    stalwart of Woodrows. As she shuffles past, munching on her 3rd funnel
    cake of the morning, the sight of her flesh in motion reminds one of two hogs
    in a burlap sack, wrestling over a Snickers bar.

    Entertainment such as this knows no equal.
    Its funny every time
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