Volunteer Fire Department
Posted by Samantha on 2/07/2006

A fire started on some grassland near a farm in Indiana. The fire
department from the nearby town was called to put the fire out.
The fire proved to be more than the small town fire department
could handle, so someone suggested that a rural volunteer fire
department be called. Though there was doubt that they would be
of any assistance, the call was made.

The volunteer fire department arrived in a dilapidated old fire
truck. They drove straight towards the fire and stopped in the
middle of the flames. The volunteer 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 controllable parts.

The farmer was so impressed with the volunteer fire department's
work and so grateful that his farm had been spared, that he
presented the volunteer fire department with a check for $1000.

A local news reporter asked the volunteer fire captain what the
department planned to do with the funds.

"That should be obvious," he responded, "the first thing we're
gonna do is get the brakes fixed on that stupid fire truck."

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