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    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 group 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
    lol that was good for a well needed laugh.

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    • #3
      That was funny when I first heard it - in 1972. Harve - how old is this joke?

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      • #4
        older than you boy, older than you. get em Harve his Daddy might of heard that joke in 72 but according to profile he wasnt even thought of yet.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by LVFD301 View Post
          That was funny when I first heard it - in 1972. Harve - how old is this joke?
          When Harve first heard this joke,the tag line was

          "we have to get these danged horses trained to learn the meaning of the word whoa!!!"
          ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
          Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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          • #6
            Jerry Clower told it on Uncle Versie Ledbetter at least 30 years ago.

            As an aside, my grandmother's maiden name was Ledbetter. Yeah, we're probably kin.
            “I am more than just a serious basketball fan. I am a life-long addict. I was addicted from birth, in fact, because I was born in Kentucky.”
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            • #7
              Originally posted by EastKyFF View Post
              Jerry Clower told it on Uncle Versie Ledbetter at least 30 years ago.

              As an aside, my grandmother's maiden name was Ledbetter. Yeah, we're probably kin.
              That he did. His version is halarious.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYUrdMzbtUg
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              I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by firemanpat29 View Post
                older than you boy, older than you. get em Harve his Daddy might of heard that joke in 72 but according to profile he wasnt even thought of yet.
                LOL.... There you are again - another one that trusts Firehouse.com and their screwed up DOB listings.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by firemanpat29 View Post
                  older than you boy, older than you. get em Harve his Daddy might of heard that joke in 72 but according to profile he wasnt even thought of yet.
                  It was 1872....
                  Still love ya, Brother Harve!
                  ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
                  Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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                  • #10
                    Well........

                    Chief, I don't think he meant me in that "72" remark....... However, this thread has at least Three of us who know who Jerry Clower is........
                    Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
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                    Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by hwoods View Post
                      Chief, I don't think he meant me in that "72" remark....... However, this thread has at least Three of us who know who Jerry Clower is........
                      At least four

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                      • #12
                        However, this thread has at least Three of us who know who Jerry Clower is........
                        Yeah, Jerry was my 4th Cousin, twice removed on my momma side...

                        ...then he was picked up as a free agent by my daddy's side and made a 3rd cousin.



                        Hey Harve... want to go fishing'? Claudes getting the boat ready...
                        HAVE PLAN.............WILL TRAVEL

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by chiefengineer11 View Post
                          At least four
                          Five.

                          My favorite bit is when he talks about going to the football game.
                          "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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                          • #14
                            Six.

                            And when I was once having breakfast at the Opryland Hotel many moons ago, he stopped asked if he could sit and eat with me. He spent 30 minutes talking, laughing, telling stories. Great times, and a true story.
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                            • #15
                              My dog had fleas. Not any more.

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