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
president rushed to the fire chief and said, "All of our secret formulas
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
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
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
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 grateful chemical company president joyfully announced that for such
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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05-26-2002, 01:51 AM #1
Brakes...We don't need no stinking brakes
05-26-2002, 12:45 PM #2
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- Why? It's not like you're going to visit me! But I'm near Waco, Texas
ya know, i think that happened in my county awhile back.NREMT-P\ Volunteer Fire Chief\Tactical Paramedic
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05-27-2002, 09:22 PM #3
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.
05-29-2002, 07:39 AM #4
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!Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
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