Fire is fire regardless of where you work, and fire departments are full of folks with unusual personalities. My experiences in fighting fire in a rural area have given me an appreciation for the unique characteristics of the country. So, with that in mind, you might be a redneck firefighter if…….
The soda machine in the station is actually filled with Rolling Rock.
There is a sign-out sheet in the station to show who borrowed the engine battery for their tractor.
The tanker port-a-pond doubles as the community pool during the summer.
The dirt in front of the station looks like black top….from tobacco “juice.”
The station has the manual from the department's 1958 engine—sold 20 years ago—and the envelope was never opened.
One of the towns founding families has three roads named after them—all the same.
Cow versus car is almost as common in the run log book as car versus deer.
You would need mutual aid from three counties to get a single engine out for a car fire one day a year—the opening of deer season.
The helmet you wear is older than half your members.
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