He decided that we would be doing pizza that night. So while I was doing EMS reports (yes, even we get inundated by paperwork) he prepared the pies and placed them in the oven. It was about this time when his wife called.
While he was talking on the phone and I was on the computer some cheese melted and slid off the pizza and onto the bottom of the oven. We, of course, did not realize this until we heard the loud electronic warble of the fire alarm joined with an annoying strobe light flashing. It really is effective at getting your attention.
I ran upstairs to the kitchen to find my engineer at the oven pulling out a piece of charcoal that was meant to be his pizza. While my captain headed to the panel to shut off the alarm we opened up all the doors and windows. The chef then tried to salvage what was left of his pizza.
Even firefighters are not immune from torching dinner. Oh well.