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    Following 9-11 we have had a tough time having fun around the station and although we have done a lot to cope with the event, ie. discussions, fundraisers, flags, etc. It is still hard to have the fun and laugh like we did in the past. Humor is good for the heart and soul and I think we all need to laugh a little. Do you have any good pranks that have been done in your station that have brought a good laugh to all involved.

    FDNY We Salute You

  • #2
    This has been asked not too long ago, and there were many funny pranks that have been used. My personal: Someone posted that they once took "granny panties" and put them on the outside of a commrades bunker pants, so when they pulled them up to go on the alarm everyone had a good laugh. One thing is to watch out and use sense when messing with soimeones PPE. This one is harmless, adn hilarious. Depending on what type of dept you are on (paid or vol) will depend on what will work and what wont. Timing is everything.
    K.A. Dempsey
    fire69d[email protected]
    "If you want to make God laugh, tell him what you are doing tomorrow"

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    • #3
      At my stay on an international visit in Fresno, California, I discovered Firefighters are all the same all over the world: never too shy to pull a prank on each other.

      One night I found a clock under my bed, but was to hard asleep to shut it off, so I pressed the snooze button, only to hear the alarm go off again 10 min. later...

      On a call I ran into a cup of water at the door, a cup of flour at the engine, and ran around with shoe polish on my chin and ears, because they smeared in the intercom and my chinstrap from my helmet.

      A cup of water in someones locker always does the trick..

      I heard once they put a live chicken in there
      Poor thing ended up on the dinner table...

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      • #4
        Well one of them will still get a great laugh out of. Our AC was headed to the airport from work one morning to go pick up an amb. He was leaving early so we knew he would try to be quite. We grabbed his socks and replaced them with a pair we cut the toes out of. This produced a good "What tha". He thought this was all there was but we had swithced his only spare pair of underware in his overnight bag with the smallest guy on the shift 130 lbs compared to his 215 or so. He had a bit of a surprise that evening.

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        • #5
          A fun thing I heard about was taking the station slobs clothing that he leaves laying around all the time(or other items) and soaking them in water and freezing them for him on his next shift.
          He might find that microwaving them will thaw them out, but if you freeze a few forks in with it, he can't microwave it cause it makes a spark show!

          have fun
          be safe brothers
          Be safe brothers

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          • #6
            A neighboring 2 rig station always gets "filled in" by another engine company when both of their rigs are on a call. One of the companies that filled in there booby-trapped the cupboard doors so dishes would fall out when opened. That station's crew got them back by putting rubber-bands on the sink sprayer hose the next time both rigs got toned out. They came back from the run to find a member of the fill-in company with a soaked shirt/pants.
            FTM-PTB-DTRT

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            • #7
              I have been pointing the shower head toward the door. so when they turn on the water they get an early shower.
              so as you can see it's been pretty slow

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              • #8
                I guess one of the good ol' station pranks that probably won't happen too often anymore is putting dry chem in someone's boot...someone's bound to think it is anthrax then someone's gonna be in deep doo-doo (the g rated version)
                IACOJ Agitator
                Fightin' Da Man Since '78!

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                • #9
                  adze's post made me think of a story I heard:
                  someone put a dead bird in another ones boots, and this guy got him back with ... you know...

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                  • #10
                    One of the old standbys that we used to use...wrap the kitchen spray nozzle with electrical tape (to keep it open) and aim it toward the front of the sink. Try not to laugh when the Capt turns on the water. It is effective without messing with anyone's gear ( I always drew the line there).

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                    • #11
                      I have always liked putting empty soda cans under each leg of a probies bunk so when they go to bed the bunk comes crashing down scaring the poo-poo out of them. Nice and safe and everyone else should be in on it so as not to try and sleep before the probie. It can be very loud.
                      "What makes a person run into a building others are running out of?...Character."- Dennis Smith

                      www.elmirafire.org

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                      • #12
                        I am one of the practical jokers on my department so here is a list:

                        1) Go out to someone's car and turn on the windshield wipers, radio full blast, etc. so when they get in it to leave they get quite a scare. Even funnier if you do it to the Chiefs Truck.

                        2) I am the only girl and the guys have half naked pics of girls around so I hung some half naked pics of guys on my gear rack..I also hung some on my Lt's gear rack and wrote little notes on them like they were from the guys in the pics. Things like "You are the man and you KNOW what I mean. Kiss Kiss". Pretty funny...everyone got a kick out of it.

                        3) Went to dinner one night with two of the guys...only one guy had his pager on..his pager goes off but he was paying with credit card, so me and the other guy ran outside. While the 3rd guy was inside signing his receipt I realized the pager was going off for a weekly test. Me and the other guy decided not to tell the 3rd guy this so we responded to the station with the blue light but at a normal speed - and if we had encountered a car I would have turned it off since it is illegal to run with a blue light on when you don't have a call. We get there and he practically jumps out without the car being fully stopped. We run in and tell him to sign the station on. He proceeds to call county dispatch but instead says "Was our station dispatched for an alarm." The dispatcher comes back with "NEGATIVE, it was a test". We both died laughing. The Chief was at home listening and he called cracking up too....once he realized what we had done he laughed even harder.

                        4) When people walk away from the bar without their cigs we take them and hide them. They come in and look for them then leave to see if they left them somewhere else...when they walk back out we put them back where they were originally. It is pretty funny.

                        5) Got the one guy that no one ever plays a joke on. We had gotten a new TV with one of those remotes you have to program. So while he was programming it I had the other universal remote and I would change the channel, turn the volume up, turn the tv off, etc. It took him about 25 minutes to figure out what was going on...everyone in the room knew and was in hysterics. Plus the funniest part is that he kept putting down the remote like he was giving up then he would get mad and pick it back up to figure it out again and I would change the channel or do something else to mess with him. It was probably the funniest joke I played.
                        Never forget those who went before and sacrified to make us better and stronger as a fire service and a nation. 09-11-01 forever etched in time and our memories. God Speed Boys!

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                        • #13
                          #1).... Clear "cling" wrap on the toilet....
                          (on the bowl, under the seat)
                          This works best in low light conditions!!!

                          #2)Clear packing tape under the phone handset!

                          #3) Wait til everyone is sleeping..... Run a garden hose into parking area and let it trickle over a vehicle overnight.
                          (if ya didn't know... this is much more effective when it's cold!!)

                          You people are SICK!!!!!!!!!

                          **I do not condone,...nor have I participated in any of the above activities*

                          FTM-PTB
                          trk4

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                          • #14
                            gfdtrk4....I played a part in a car freezing prank one time. Being in the Dallas area, we don't get a lot of chances to practice our car freezing technique. Anyway, I guess we had too much water...and to top it off we had a fire call that took us out of the house for several hours. When we got back the car was an iceberg...it weighted the car all the way down on the suspension and froze the car to the parking lot...which is now also covered with ice. The chiefs were called out on this one.

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                            • #15
                              gah 74
                              I hope you took pictures of that! I'm sure the s--- hit the fan, but I'll bet it was worth it.

                              I also love the panties-on-the-bunker-pants prank! Another kodak moment

                              I've already played the remote control game, only I did it to my neighbor next door. He bought the same set I had and I could see his TV from my kitchen window. I flipped channels and muted his TV for days before I let him know it was me. He was ready to take it in for repair He closed his drapes after that.

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