Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tools Of The Trade...

Today's photograph comes from the Washington, DC fire muster a couple of years ago. I am lucky enough to grow up with these tools of the trade and not the present I am safe I am scared please don't make me go into that burning building, we burnt down 10 blocks and killed 50 family pets but at the end we can say everyone went home safe. THAT'S BULLSHIT!! And you can read that kind of crap everyday on Central Pa.'a Wackerfest website. If that is the way they feel then quit trying to do a man's job and join the auxiliary I would love to have a cup of coffee and some cookies on the fire ground. When did women quit having buys that grew up to be men and babies that grew up to stay crying babies?

I never wore a high eagle leather but I did start out on open cabs with booster reels, long boots and duct coat. Check the statistics we put out as much fire then and didn't hurt or kill any more men. And what is up with taking off the booster reels, they have there place in the fire service. Make sense of this one for me we removed a 25 to 30 gallon per minute line and replaced it with a metal can that holds 2 1/2 gallons of water.

You old guys know what I am talking about, you young'ins will never get it. I guess I should stop know before I say something that will get me in trouble.

5 comments:

Sparky said...

AMEN I know what you are talking about. We spend millions of dollars on programs to make things safe, but the numbers are still the some. As for the day of open cab, I can remember the days going up main street in an open cab ladder truck in a snow storm or pouring down rain. Today the crew wants to know when you are going to turn the heat or the A/C on.

Wagon Master In Training said...

Brad, I have found a new use for those vest things we have to wear these days. To clean the hooks off after a fire.

Bradley Myers said...

Sometimes I get off on another planet when typing these things up. I really had no idea what I was going to say this morning when I put the photo up and just kinda started. I then have to cut myself short before I say to much. Man has this job ever changed.

Haney said...

Are you saying today's guys couldn't pack up on the tail step were enroute? What has our world come to?

Dale Jr. said...

Sparkey tryied to get me started the other night,,but I know better,
They got me going on cntral Pa. So all I'll say is that was the best time in the Fire Service,,sorry Brad but to much Bull Shit to deal with today,, You have to have a program to wipe your butt,,to many meeting to sit around and figure how to have meetings,,, Thank God it's spring,,,