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  1. #21
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    Ok Speedi here we go,I was sitting home on Sunday afternoon getting ready to go on vacation and the chief calls and asked me to
    round up a few guys and get to the mayor's
    house to his dog off his roof seems the dog chased a cat and got stuck.We get there raise the ladder to the roof I figure no sweat be home in ten minutes grap the dog and the dog bites me in the arm,I jump up forgetting that I am on a roof causing me to slide off the roof into a tree breaking branches on the way down landing in a heap on the ground breaking my collar bone.Since then they don't let me go after animals, missed my vacation and the dog came down by himself after every one stop laughing at me.

  2. #22
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    Can I tell one more?

    Animals can really give firefighters a headache .....

    One night a woman calls the police and says that there are weird noises in her attic. The police arrive and they determine that there is a bat, maybe two in her attic. The police call the dog catcher; but he says he was hired to only catch dogs and hangs up, so the fire department gets called out. We arrive and our Chief decides that one of us will volunteer to go up and catch it with a net the homeowner has out by her pool. The Chief wants the volunteer he picked (a guy we call "Tiny" 6'4" 285 pounds) to gear up and to wear an SCBA mask for extra protection. The lady says that there's no attic floor, just floor joists, and warns us to be carefull. By now there's 10-12 firefighters in the house, 3-4 police officers, 2 EMS workers, and at least 3-4 neighbors. Up goes Tiny armed with a flashlight and a pool net. It's quiet, real quiet; maybe too quiet - all we hear are the floor joists squeaking. Everyone's looking up at the ceiling following Tiny's squeaks. All of a sudden Tiny lets out a scream, stumbles, and comes crashing through the ceiling. Three maybe four small bats fly out the hole and begin to swarm around the room. Everybody, and I mean everybody, all 20-25 of us, myself included, let out yells, and head for the stairs to get outside. What a logjam. What a bunch of chickens! Tiny was OK, but the pool net wasn't.

  3. #23
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    Cappy, there isn't many telling stories, so tell me as many as you like. You don't have a video tape of that do you?

    So let me get this straight. If I throw my dog up a tree, and she stays there, I can call 911 and get lots of firemen to come visit me?

    It amazes me that people call you guys out for this stuff.

    I have been told that some departments refuse to do the cats in the tree calls. Guess it depends on the departments.

  4. #24
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    We just use a 1-3/4 line on cats sends into the next yard in a hurry,just kidding we will
    response to just about anything.


  5. #25
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    Cappy just where to you work? we never had bats but we did chase a goat and a pig down the street on night that got away from the police station.

  6. #26
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    Uh Woodman, where do you work? Pigs and goats and a police station? Sounds like Tiawana (spelling ?) or Mayberry.

    Woodman, that sounds like a funny story, how about telling us?

  7. #27
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    Tiajuana (it's Spanish, ya know, Mexico). I've watched co-workers attempt to herd cattle on foot. We chased a bat around the fire station for about an hour one night. I picked up a WHOLE bunch of snakes when I worked in AZ, but the worst job I ever had was driving the van with the barrels of snakes (about 50) out into the desert to release them. It's a pretty spooky feeling when you hear a couple dozen rattlers behind you every time you step on the brakes.


  8. #28
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    sticking my tongue out at pyro. However, it is nice to have someone that watches over me and always points out my mistakes. lol

    I spelled it that way, then decided that it didn't look right. So I changed it. At least I knew it wasn't spelled right.

    are you sure it is Mexico? I was thinking Canada

  9. #29
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    Red face

    Well, if you really want an animal story:

    Our downtown enginehouse is in a very friendly residential area. The neighborhood is really great to us. The house next door is owned by a retired couple that go to Florida for a week or two each year. They used to ask the firefighters to look after all their pets while they went away. (Note: I said "used to ask").

    While they were away we would take turns walking the dogs, feeding the cats, their fish, and their prized parakeet. On the day that they are due back we find out that the cat knocked over the bird cage and killed their parakeet.

    We got aboard our engine and drove around with the dead bird to 4 or 5 pet shops until we finally found one that matched the dead one. We got back just in time to make the switch before they got home.

    We thought we had them fooled, but just as they walked in and started giving us hugs the new parakeet started talking, "Hello, hello, hellooo, helloooooooo" which was something the old dead one never did!

  10. #30
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    North Jersey Speedi,the town next to us at one time had meat packing company that killed
    the animals on site and these two animals did not want any part of it and took off running.Our great police dept.caught the two
    and being a Sunday the animal control people
    take a little longer to show up so they placed the two in the lock up cell in the police station,it worked till someone walked in wondering what all the noise was and the next thing you know out the cell the go out the door of the police station back past the fire house causing some traffic problems. It was a sight to se police, fire,chasing these two poor things,after about 20 minutes we catch them again and we ended up tieing them to the tree next to the fire house .


  11. #31
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    FOR BIT OF FUN GO TO www.darwinawards.com
    People do some STRANGE THINGS.

  12. #32
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    you know, I have not quite figured out how to draw a picture of confusion........
    How did this post turn to bathroom and animal stories?

    Uh, does someone have something funny that happened in another room?

    Come on, surely there are some of you that have some funny calls to talk about.

  13. #33
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    Okay Speedi, it's time for me to throw one or two in. Sorry but they also take place in the aforementioned bathroom.These weren't my dept., but they were close by, and one even made this website about two months back. It seems a local resident was using a porta pot and got stuck. He, um, fell through. He slid in but got stuck trying to get out. He had to get cut out with a sawzall.

    Second call - EMS and rescue were dispatched to the local mall for a person stuck in the restroom. There was some discussion over the radio as to why EMS and rescue were called... why not just unlock the door? It seems this woman went into the restroom to do her "business" and she couldn't get out... oh, did I mention she was EXTREMELY pregnant. LOL!!!

    [This message has been edited by Firekatz04 (edited August 21, 2000).]

  14. #34
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    You know I think I read that story. Didn't he lose his keys or something?

  15. #35
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    Have you ever seen how far or high someone can jump off a truck when there is a dead bull snake in the drivers seat. It wasn't a fire truck but it still makes me laugh ten years after the fact. If looks could kill, I wouldn't be here today.

  16. #36
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    OK Speedi this is a little embarrassing but here we go.

    We got toned out for a woods fire when we got on scene the only way to get over to the fire was to go over a pile of ceramic toilets thatís right this person had a pile of toilets in the back yard. Anyway it was fine on the way up but on the way back down my foot went through a couple of them and I had to get some help getting out. First time I can say I ever got stuck in a toilet

    Leon Bass
    Jr. Firefighter
    SWVFD Station 16

  17. #37
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    Uh, guys, is there something about bathrooms, or bathroom fixtures?

    I mean, somehow one of you have found a way to tell me a story about commodes being outside. Now I am not complaining but, I never would have thougt to associate firemen with commodes, inside and out. lol

    Is there no one out there with a funny story about something other than a bathroom?

    Thanks for the stories though. keep them coming even if they are about bathrooms....

  18. #38
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    Not sure how true this is, but can you imagine being the paramedics on this call.....

    The following is taken from The Miami Herald newspaper:

    A man was working on his motorcycle on his patio and his wife was in the house in the kitchen. The man was racing the engine on the motorcycle and somehow, the motorcycle slipped into gear. The man, still holding the
    handlebars, was dragged through a glass patio door and along with the motorcycle dumped onto the floor inside the house. The wife, hearing the crash, ran into the dining room, and found her husband laying on the floor, cut and bleeding, the motorcycle laying next to him and the patio door
    shattered. The wife ran to the phone and summoned an ambulance. Because they
    lived on a fairly large hill, the wife went down the several flights of long steps to the street to direct the paramedics to her husband.

    After the ambulance arrived and transported the husband to the hospital,the wife uprighted the motorcycle and pushed it outside. Since gas had spilled on the floor, the wife obtained some papers towels, lotted up the gasoline, and threw the towels in the toilet. The husband was treated at the hospital and was released to come home.

    After arriving home, he looked at the shattered patio door and the damage done to his motorcycle. He became despondent, went into the bathroom, sat on the toilet and smoked a cigarette. After finishing the cigarette, he flipped it between his legs into the toilet bowl while still seated.

    The wife, who was in the kitchen, heard a loud explosion and her husband screaming. She ran into the bathroom and found her husband lying on the floor. His trousers had been blown away and he was suffering burns on the buttocks, the back of his legs and his groin. The wife again ran to the
    phone and called for an ambulance. The same ambulance crew was dispatched and the wife met them at the street. The paramedics loaded the husband on the stretcher and began carrying him to the street. While they were going down the stairs to the street accompanied by the wife, one of the paramedics asked the wife how the husband had burned himself.

    She told them and the paramedics started laughing so hard, one of them tipped the stretcher over and dumped the husband out. He fell down the remaining steps and broke his arm.

    Now THAT is a bad day...

    [This message has been edited by Speedi120 (edited August 25, 2000).]

  19. #39
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    This one sticks out, told to me by an FEO. A couple years ago before I was a volunteer at my department we responded to a chest pain call, the patient was asked what the pain felt like, he replied with:
    "Well, it feels like my wife is sitting on my chest, like an elephant." unfortunatly he didn't see his wife peeking in the door until after he said that, he then relized his mistake and soon said, "Well, maybe not an elephant, but a horse."

    The FEO then looked at the patient and said, "Uhh, R*ck, I don't think that helps to much!"...

    I thought it was funny... I guess you just have to hear the FEO tell it!!!!

    Sutter County Fire - Station 5
    Live Oak, CA

  20. #40
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    Wacky 911 calls

    A call came into 911 Emergency because two couples were going to share a hotel room and there weren't enough towels.
    A man called 911 and said: "Please connect me to Seitzerland."

    A lady called 911 because of a fight going on in a parking lot. When asked to describe the combatants, she said: "I'll try. There's one man, and he's dressed like Elvis. He's kicking another man who's laying on the ground and screaming 'You ain't nothing but a hound dog.'"

    Another person called to report he had the hiccups.

    A thirteen-year-old boy called to report he had "stuff" coming from his navel. Paramedics examined the boy and all they found was belly-button lint.

    A male complainant called and requested police call gas stations on all exits of I-95 to find out which ones were open.

    A woman called emergency to report she had seen a wild mouse in her house.

    Someone called 911 to report the parrot got out of his cage and is in a tree outside.

    A man broke up with his girlfriend and wanted police to go by her house and report to him the owners of any cars, other than hers, in her driveway.

    A man called to report he had a roach stuck in his ear.

    A guy called to ask if they delivered dope. When the person answering told him it was the Sheriff's Department, he hung up.

    Another winner called to ask when the Cinco de Mayo celebration was. (Cinco de Mayo means the 5th of May)

    A female complainant called to request a police officer come to her residence to change the battery in her smoke detector. She couldn't reach it.

    A drunk called 911 to order a pizza.

    A woman called to report that someone had trespassed on her property. When asked how she knew this, she reported that the person had trimmed her rose bushes, and she knew it was her next-door neighbor.

    A person called to find out the number to the police station.

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