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    Default Who says FF's are not nice guys!

    Well, PHX FD Showed some love to the Tax payers......

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    Firefighters save wedding day
    Newlyweds get ride to reception after limo fire

    Ofelia Madrid
    The Arizona Republic
    Apr. 10, 2006 12:00 AM


    Every bride has a story of something that went wrong on her wedding day, from forgetting her vows to a flower girl's dress coming unsewn before the ceremony.

    But Julie Henley, who was married Saturday, can probably top most wedding disaster stories.

    Henley arrived at her reception in a Phoenix firetruck after her stretch Hummer limousine caught fire with Henley, the bridegroom and 16 members of the wedding party still in it.

    No one was injured, but the bride and husband Jason Henley, both from Phoenix, and the wedding party spent about an hour standing on 44th Street while they waited for a ride to the reception.

    "The neighbors brought lemonade for us," Julie Henley said.

    The wedding party was traveling about three miles, from Christ Church Lutheran, 3901 E. Indian School Road, to the Doubletree Guest Suites, 320 N. 44th St.

    The first sign of trouble came when the limo's air-conditioning didn't work. It became the least of their problems when it began to fill with gray smoke. Julie, wearing her bridal gown, was immediately pushed out, followed by the rest of the party.

    Minutes later the limo went up in flames.

    Since the wedding party was still waiting for the backup limo to arrive, the firemen offered a ride.

    "Myself, the groom, best man, and maid of honor were escorted to the reception," Henley said.

    They arrived with the sirens and lights flashing.

    The wedding guests, who knew about the fire, were standing outside clapping and cheering.

    "We're just happy no one was hurt," Henley said.
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    Nice. I like the ride to the reception in a firetruck. That's why me and the soon to be misses is planning on that ourselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by needlejockey
    Nice. I like the ride to the reception in a firetruck. That's why me and the soon to be misses is planning on that ourselves.
    WHAT?! You mean your planning on burning your limo too?!


    Congrats on the upcoming wedding!




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    One of the few out-of-town parades I've participated in was Mystic, CT's 150th(?) anniversary for one of their companies.

    Our truck was in kind of the middle of the parade. We're going down the main drag...oh look, there's a wedding party on the steps of the church! How nice!

    Several blocks later...there's a limo. A Fire Police guy. A Cop. And a very distressed bride and her mother

    And the cop explaining, the church will still be there when the parade is done.

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    Many years ago, in Victoria there was a report of a wedding that turned into something of a disaster. The wedding was in the fall period and Victoria was experiencing some very heavy wind storms that season. There were basically two things that happened to this particular bride and groom.

    The first was rather insignificant in the scheme of things - a flat tire on the limo enroute to the church. No big deal, just a few minutes late is all. Right? Yep.

    Second event took place while in the church. Apparently the wind blew the (remaining life) out of an old oak tree located adjacent the church. Which of course caused the tree to fall over into the chapel, through a very nice stained glass window. Aside from some structural damage, there were no injuries other than maybe a bit of pride on the part of the Pastor.

    The ceremony carried on to a happy conclusion, however in the paper the next day the Pastor was quoted as saying something to the effect of, "If you were able to survive the wedding ceremony, the rest should be pretty easy for you both." (or something similar to that.)

    But well done to the Boys who helped to make the story from Phoenix a happy one!
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    Must be part of that "customer service" angle Phoenix follows that so many guys on here find detrimental to the fire service

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnyv
    Must be part of that "customer service" angle Phoenix follows that so many guys on here find detrimental to the fire service
    Right!..... I agree with Chief B. from Phoenix though, "Customer Service" is our most important product. Everything else is #2 or beyond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnyv
    Must be part of that "customer service" angle Phoenix follows that so many guys on here find detrimental to the fire service
    Well, you could argue that the tax payer paid for that ride
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    Phoenix Fire Comes Through Again And Again. You Guys Make Me Proud To Call You "brothers And Sisters".

    Cusomter Service Is Our Business!!! Always Has Been And Always Will Be.

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    I think that's cool as hell...GOOD JOB PFD!!!

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    That was really sweet of them. Good PR for the department.

    I got married 6-19-2004 and my husband and I rode to our reception in the engine, we hit the lights and sirens about 1/2 a mile away from the reception site, one of our good friends drove. We had so much fun and people talked about it for several weeks afterwards, the pictures were great!

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    Very classy PFD! Nice job.

    That would definatly make for great stories.
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