Q: Whadda you
get when you send hotshots down to the basement?
A: A whine cellar ...
If the Chief and a Newbie both jumped out of a burning building at the same
time, which one would hit the net first?
The Chief, because the Newbie would have to stop and ask for directions
Q: Why don't Fire Marshals look out the window in the
A: So they have something to do in the afternoon.
When the employees of a restaurant attended a fire safety seminar, they watched
a fire official demonstrate the proper way to operate an extinguisher. "Pull the pin like a hand grenade,"
he explained, "then depress the trigger to release the foam."
Later an employee was selected to extinguish a controlled fire in the parking lot. I
n her nervousness, she forgot to pull the pin.
The instructor hinted, "Like a hand grenade, remember?"
In a burst of confidence she pulled the pin -- and hurled the extinguisher at the blaze
What did the fireman say when the church caught on fire?
All of the firefighters at my station are quick.
They're even "fast" asleep!
the table, just gettin ready to eat
and as the tones begin to sound we all jump up to our feet.
Running for the trucks, and grabbin for our gear,
bay doors open, lights come on and sirens start to blare.
As we are racing to the call I wonder what we'll find,
I've been to so darn many that they're a jumble in my mind.
A few still stick out tho, as plain and clear as yesterday
like the one where a drunk wiped a whole family out up on the highway.
Most of them are horrific except for 2 or 3
like the time me and my crew got a cat out of a tree.
A lotta times I wish that I was able to forget,
no matter how much time has passed the memories stay with me yet.
I look around the engine, see the faces of the crew,
some have worked here as long as me, a couple... a year or 2.
We've shared so much, meals, laffs and missed sleep
and they're always right here with me when the going gets real deep.
Well we must be gettin close cause the smoke's startin to show,
I'll finish this thought later, we gotta job Boys...time to go!
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