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  • How about some laughs?????

    How about we lighten up and laugh for a little while?

    I want stories.......tell me about the funniest call you have ever been on.

    For instance.......I didn't know that some depts. still rescue cats. How about cocker spaniels, if I throw mine up a tree will the fire department get her down? (just joking, no hate mail, I love my crazy mutt)

    I didn't know that people call 911 for spiders in their pillows.

    And I didn't know that as a fire truck goes around a corner, the nozzle could fall off, get hooked onto something, and the hose come off the truck.

    Let's all have some laughs...

    What do you say?

  • #2
    Back in the 60s and 70s I belonged to a small 2 engine 1 truck volunteer fire department, and for two years our chief was Billy "Big Butt" Johnson; a swell guy, and a great chief who had a big, no ... make that an enormous butt, and he was very sensitive about his nickname.

    One morning we had a truck fire on the street right in front of his house. Big Butt had already gone to work and missed the fire. We put it out, returned to quarters, and I stayed behind to do the paperwork. The firehouse phone rang, so I answered it, and it was Big Butt calling to see what had happened.

    He said, "I heard the sirens. What did you guys have?"

    I said, "Truck fire in front of Big Butt's house."

    "Big Butt's house?" he asked, "Big Butt? Did you say BIG BUTT! Hey, do you know who this is? Huh? DO YOU KNOW WHO THIS IS??"

    I said, "Do you know who this is?"

    He said, "NO."

    I said, "Good bye Big Butt!" and hung up.

    [This message has been edited by eCappy (edited August 19, 2000).]

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    • #3
      A few years ago we had a kitchen fire in a large local hotel. The evacuation of the guests on the upper floors was going well, but the guests attending parties in two banquet rooms weren't very cooperative. They kept going in and out, and in and out through the lobby. We kept telling them to get out and stay out, but the same people kept going in and out, and in and out. We started to lose our cool - but then we found out it was a convention for TWINS.

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      • #4
        WE ONCE HAD A FIRE ON JOHN STREET AND CALLED
        FOR HELP FROM NEXT TOWN,ENROUTE THEY WERE
        TOLD TO DROP A LINE TO THE PLUG AT THE
        BOTTOM OF THE HILL,THEY DROPPED 1500 FT OF
        3INCH TO THE TOP OF THE HILL,TROUBLE WAS
        THEY WERE ON JOHN AVE!!!!
        IT WASNT FUNNY TO THEM,BUT FOR 2 YEARS
        AFTER IT STILL CAUSES A LITTLE GRIN.

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        • #5
          Before becoming an officer I was assigned to Central Fire Headquarters for several years. All the surrounding companies had to come by us for fuel and gas. One red hot broiling summer afternoon in 1975 the Fire Chief wanted someone to gas up his 3 year old 1972 Ford Custom 500 Chief's car and check his oil. No one wanted to leave the ice cold air conditioned day room so everyone claimed they were too busy. The Chief came out of his office and went to do it himself. After a few minutes he came in all sweated up and asked for two quarts of oil. A few minutes later we were banged out for a car fire out on the interstate highway. As we pulled out of quarters we could see the Chief hurrying to add the oil. Just as we got on the interstate the Chief pulled up along side of our engine and sped off to get ahead. Just then the hood of the Chief's car blew open and folded back across his windshield. That's how he got the new 1975 Chief's car.

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          • #6
            those are great.....keep them coming....surely there are some more stories to tell...COME ON give'em up.



            Where is IWood, JMP, Woodman, CFD, Quint? Come on it's been a rough week how about making me laugh.

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            • #7
              Without going into too much detail let me just say this. If you ever go to a reported fire at a dog kennel make sure the hydrant you wrap is a REAL hydrant.

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              • #8
                About ten years ago my dad and I were sitting in the station waiting for couple of guys to show up to go play golf. Got a call for a bathroom fire. In 35 years, dad had never seen a bathroom fire. Pulled up, nothing showing. Entered the bathroom and found a gentleman face down on the floor, pants around his ankles, and second degree burns to his buttocks, and ahem...delicate male appendages. Seems his wife cleaned the toilet with a lighter than water flammable cleaner. He sat down with his Sunday sports section, lit a cigarette, and dropped the still lit match. FLASH. Was hard not to laugh at the poor guy, but the surgeon general does warn smoking may be hazardous to your health.

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                • #9
                  Also got a great rescue call once involving a young lady and a semi frozen Armour Hotdog, but unfortunately its a little risque for this board. Use your imagination. Poor woman lives down the street from the station, hard not to laugh every time I see her.

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                  • #10
                    JJ, is that bathroom story true? I think I have heard that one before.

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                    • #11
                      That bathroom story is very much true. I did post it here before in one of those humorous dispatch threads. The hot dog story is a great one too, but I think I'd get banned for life if I told it.

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                      • #12
                        lol well jj, you know, that makes us wanna hear it even more. maybe you should start an email list.

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                        • #13
                          http://www.emergency.simplenet.com/Goofs/Real_Goofs.htm

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                          • #14
                            Strangest bathroom call I ever went on was the lady who proved you CAN get your toe stuck up the tub spout. Probably not something she tried again.

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                            • #15
                              Speedi,
                              If you really want to know the whole story send me your e-mail address. With a disclaimer. About not holding me responsible for the content. LOL

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