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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Shutting Us Up

Someone did something that caused three firefighters to be speechless. That's quite a feet.

We got a call for a citizen assist the other night. Usually this means that someone fell down and the family members are unable to get them back into their chair or bed. Imagine our surprise when we were informed that we were going to help someone that didn't know how to clean up the broken wine bottle and spilled wine from under their car in the garage.

I'll wait a second while you re-read that and shake your head. Yes, you read it right.

When we arrived we were met by a woman in her late 30's. She appeared to be a well dressed business woman, and judging by the BMW in the garage, a successful one. She started by saying she only called 911 to get some advice. You see, she was afraid of the flammability of the alcohol in the wine. She said she, "didn't want to blow up in the morning."

We assured her that the small amount of alcohol would not ignite even if she were to start her car now and that by morning the alcohol would all have been evaporated.

After the call, we drove back to the station in almost total silence. The only thing said was, "I don't know what to say."

On a more positive note her 13 year old daughter squealed in delight and told anybody listening that that was the closest she'd ever been to a firefighter. We showed her the truck too. I think we made her night.
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