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You Might be a Rural firefighter if...
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All your transmissions start with "breaker 1-9"
You spent more on lights and sirens to put in your car then you did on maintence for the past 3 years combine
You have ever sunk your rescue boat while fishing.
You have ever refered to a light bar as sexy.
Your volunteer department has 40 members and there are only 2 seperate last names on the roster
You will get up and leave your wife girlfriend in the middle of dinner at a restrant
Your friends make fun of you when you come to their house to go out and you have more pagers then three of your friends do put together
When you respond to your station in the middle of the night and find it all quiet and no one around, only to realize that the tones you heard were in your dream.
You buy tires for your truck every six months.
Your Class A pumper gets waxed more than you wife's car.
You find yourself falling asleep leaning against a brass pole.
You have two turnout sets, one for nice outings and one for those really rough fires.
Airport security has you turn off your radio due to interference with aircraft communications.
You have a 1957 Seagrave pumper in your wife's flowerbed, and you think it adds class to the house.
Your 18 month old daughter hears sirens and immediately says "Bye Daddy."
You've ever walked through a Christmas display & walked away with at least 3 new ideas for a light scheme for your personal vehicle.
You've ever taken a girl out in a pumper
Everyone on the fire department is related to you.
You show up at a fire with your hair in rollers (for all the female firefighters!)
The Family Pet automatically clears the hallway when it hears tones goingoff.
Budwiser is on the mutual aid list.
When ever you go anyplace you insist on driving your vehicle so you havea set of turnout gear and your blue/red lights handy "just in case you need them"
You go out at midnight to make sure your vehicle is backed in, not pulled in the driveway to get out quicker.
If you have ever rescued a goat from a burning building!(Cody Stonebraker winfield foley fire dept)
If you have so many lights on your car that when you flip the switch to turn them on your car starts spinning and the lights stay still! (cody stonebraker winfield foley fire dept)
If your P.A.S.S. alarm goes yea-haw
If you've ever left your wife at a restaurant because "this is a big one"
If you and six of your friends left a wedding ceremony (of another ff) to put out a grass fire
If your bunker gear contain the words "Osh Kosh B' Gosh" and has a hammer loop with a tape measure pouch.
if you use your turnout gear and your snowmobile suit is the same articles of clothing!!!
If you use the departments "thermal imager" for your early morning deer hunting trips!! (Morrisonville-Palmer Fire Dept.)
If your scared to drink a beer because you might get a call. (Jesse SFD)
If you go to the big city, and have to ask what those "things" you call hydrants
are and why they are on every corner of every block
-You prefer to respond to the scene in your own vehicle because it is better equipt to extinguish a fire than the fire truck is, and because its quicker
You need to dust the fire trucks once in a while
All the fire trucks have off road capabilities
Your fire department tanker is 6 wheel drive with 10000 lbs. winch
you respond to the fire station on a tractor
if you say that you are looking for a new home and you don't mean that you are looking for a new place to live but really looking to transfer in to a new station.
Your significant other refers to your pager as a form of, "birth control"
When there is a traffic accident that everyone else is saying, "Ughh!", you are saying, "Cool!".
You practice identifying hazardous materials being carried on the Interstate while going on a vacation to the beach.
You have been told more that ten (10) times by your close friends that, "Your sick!" and/or, "You aren't right." when you make a cooment about some catastrophe, disaster, or accident.
When buying a new vehcile, you insist on multiple cigarette plug ins for accessories plus you require large dash space for emergency lights.
you and fellow firefighters rather tip a rollover back on its wheel than wait for a tow truck.
you buy a new G.M.C. truck in fire red and put more decals on it than the pumper.
Your department is so broke you are wearing cut off hooker boots that visit the tire shop for more repairs than the fire truck.
You are so excitied too finally get called out that you turn your siren on at 4 am in the morning.
The local sewer vac truck doubles as your water tanker.
If your department is dispatched to reacus a cow stuck in the mud. (Jerusalem Fire Dept, Davie Co. Rescue Squad)
if youve ever responded to an outhouse fire with entrapment
if your pumper has been on fire more times than its been to a fire
if your pumper smokes more than a 2 alarm structure fire
If You respond to the fire station on a
Tractor like Roger Kollman the Asst. Chief of Dalbo Fire Dept. in Dalbo MN.
(at the request of Bruce Riddle).
Last Revised:05/25/05 13:38
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