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Commodore Volunteer Fire Department

Protecting Green Township Since 1952

Calls to Date: 038   As Of: 05-22-2017

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Firemen Don't Have A Chance

When the fire trucks are delayed 40 seconds in traffic, People say:
 "It took them 20 minutes to get here."
 
 When the truck races at 40 m.p.h., it's:
 "Look at those reckless fools."
 
 When four men struggle with an eight-man ladder:
 "They don't even know how to raise a ladder."
 
 When firemen open windows for ventilation to reduce heat in fighting a fire:
 "Look at the wrecking crew."
 
 When they open the floor to get at a blaze:
 "There goes the axe squad."
 
 If the chief stands back where he can see and direct his men, people say:
 "He's afraid to go where he sends his men."
 
 If they lose a building:
 "It's a lousy department."
 
 If they make a good "stop" folks say:
 "The fire didn't amount to much."
 
 If lots of water is necessary:
 "They are doing more damage with water than the flames."
 
 If a fireman gets hurt:
 "He was a careless guy."
 
 If a citizen gets hurt:
 "It's a crazy department."
 
 If a fireman inspects a citizen's property:
 "He's meddling in somebody's business."
 
 If he wants a fire hazard correct:
 "I'll see the mayor."
 
 If he gets killed and leaves a family destitute:
 "That's the chance he took when he joined the fire department."

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