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    Talking Brakes...We don't need no stinking brakes

    A fire started inside the local chemical plant and in a blink it
    exploded into flames.
    The alarm went out to the fire departments from miles around.

    When the volunteer firefighters appeared on the scene, the chemical
    company
    president rushed to the fire chief and said, "All of our secret formulas
    are
    in the vault in the center of the plant. They must be saved.
    I will give $50,000 to the fire department that brings them out intact."

    But the roaring flames held the firefighters off.
    Soon more fire departments had to be called in as the situation
    became desperate. As the firemen arrived, the president shouted out that
    the
    offer was now $100,000 to the fire department who could bring out the
    company's secret files.

    From the distance, a lone siren was heard as another fire truck came
    into
    sight. It was the nearby rural township volunteer fire company composed
    entirely of men over the age of 65. To everyone's amazement, the little
    run-down fire engine passed all the newer sleek engines parked outside
    the
    plant and drove straight into the middle of the inferno.

    Outside the other firemen watched as the old timers jumped off and
    began to fight the fire with a performance and effort never seen before.

    Within a short time, the old timers had extinguished the fire and saved
    the
    secret formulas.

    The grateful chemical company president joyfully announced that for such
    a
    superhuman feat he was upping the reward to $200,000, and walked over to

    personally thank each of the brave, though elderly, fire fighters.

    The local TV news reporters rushed in after capturing the event on
    film asking. "What are you going to do with all that money?"
    "Well," said the 70-year-old fire chief, "the first thing we are going
    to do is fix the brakes on that old truck.!"

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    ya know, i think that happened in my county awhile back.
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    A few years ago I could have seen that happening to me. We had an old LaFrance that ate both wheel cylinders and brake boosters at the most inopportune moments. Thank God they deadlined that junk.

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    Talking Brakes...whoa!

    When I first became a firefighter...jeez, all you had to do was pull back on the reins until the horses stopped.

    We didn't need no stinkin' brakes!
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