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A fire started on some grasslands near a farm

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Doglips, May 23, 2002.

  1. Doglips

    Doglips G&G Newbie

    A fire started on some grasslands near a farm. The county fire department was
    called to put out the fire. The fire was more than the county fire department
    could handle. Someone suggested that a nearby volunteer bunch be called.
    Despite some doubt that the volunteer outfit would be of any assistance,
    the call was made.

    The volunteers arrived in a dilapidated old fire truck. They rumbled straight
    towards the fire, drove right into the middle of the flames and stopped!
    The firemen jumped off the truck and frantically started spraying water in
    all directions. Soon they had snuffed out the center of the fire, breaking the
    blaze into two easily-controlled parts.

    Watching all this, the farmer was so impressed with the volunteer fire department's
    work and was so grateful that his farm had been spared, that right there on the
    spot he presented the volunteers with a check for $1,000. A local news reporter
    asked the volunteer fire captain what the department planned to do with the funds.
    "That ought to be obvious, " he responded, wiping ashes off his coat. "The first thing we're gonna do is get the brakes fixed on our fire truck!"
     
  2. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    Pump that water fast!

    Doglips:

    Sounds a little like one of the keystone cop stories. Of course the gas tank didn't explode and nobody got hurt because that wouldn't cause this yarn to be funny.:D