First things first...

Discussion in 'The Pump House Saloon' started by armedandsafe, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    FIRE !

    One dark night outside a small town, a fire started inside the local chemical plant and in a blink it exploded into flames. The alarm went out to the fire departments from miles around.

    When the volunteer fire fighters appeared on the scene, the chemical company president rushed to the fire chief and said, "All of our secret formulas are in the vault in the center of the plant. They must be saved. I will give $50,000 to the fire department that brings them out intact."

    But the roaring flames held the firefighters off. Soon, more fire departments had to be called in as the situation became desperate. As the firemen arrived, the president shouted out that the offer was now $100,000 to the fire department who could bring out the company's secret files.

    From the distance, a lone siren was heard as another fire truck came into sight. It was the nearby rural township volunteer fire company composed entirely of men over the age of 65. To everyone's amazement, the little run-down fire engine passed all the newer sleek engines parked outside the plant.....and drove straight into the middle of the inferno.

    Outside, the other firemen watched as the old timers jumped off and began to fight the fire with a performance and effort never seen before. Within a short time, the old timers extinguished the fire and saved the secret formulas.

    The grateful chemical company president joyfully announced that for such a superhuman feat he was upping the reward to $200,000, and walked over to personally thank each of the brave, though elderly, fire fighters.

    The local TV news reporters rushed in after capturing the event on film asking, "What are you going to do with all that money "?

    "Well," said the 70-year-old fire chief, "the first thing we are going to do is fix the brakes on that damn truck!"
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  2. warpig

    warpig Guest

    That fits our Fire Dept perfect.

    A couple years ago we had a fire call. We all run over the Fire Station which is on a hill. Of course the Fire Truck has a dead battery. We all get behind it and start pushing. It gets rolling out the door and the guy driving turns it UPHILL:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

  3. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    We once were trying to start deuce and a half in a little gully. We all pushed and shoved until we got the silly thing up on the slope what we figured was far enough. The driver released the brakes, rolled down the hill, jammed it into gear and popped the clutch. The truck stopped instantly, which was understandable when we found out the driver had slammed it into REVERSE. So far as I know, that driver is still running. :D

  4. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    You should try a six-by with a dead battery coming off the deck of an LST down the ramp while standing on the firewall.
  5. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    The only time I was on an LST (LC-V Landing Craft - Vomitus) was in training with the SAS. No, thank you very much. :D

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