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.