An emergency call went out to the Fire department; in response, a fire truck was sent out to put out the flames.
A fire started on some grasslands close to a farm, and residents called the fire department to help put it out.
By the time they arrived, the fire had become more than they could handle, so an individual suggested a nearby volunteer bunch to be called. Even though there were doubts that the volunteer bunch would be able to assist, the call was made.
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The volunteer outfit arrived at the scene in a battered old fire truck — they kept driving and stopped in the middle of the raging flames.
The firemen jumped off the truck and immediately started spraying water in all directions hoping to quell the flames. In no time, they had snuffed out the fire at the center, thereby breaking the blaze into two more easily tamed parts.
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The farmer watching their progress was so impressed with their work and grateful that the fire hadn't spread to his farm, that he immediately gave the volunteers a check for $1000.
A local news reporter interviewed the volunteer fire captain and asked how the funds would be spent. "That ought to be obvious," he answered, continuing, the captain said:
"The first thing we're gonna do is get the brakes fixed on our fire truck!"
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An old sea captain was quizzing a young naval student. "What would you do if a sudden storm sprang up on the starboard?" the sea captain asked. The young student immediately replied that he would put out an anchor.
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The captain asked what he would do if another storm followed, and the student replied that he would put another anchor out.
The captain asked the same question again and received the same answer two consecutive times, making sure the student understood that each storm would be worse than the previous one.
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The student's answer was the same each time, so the captain asked him where he was getting the anchors from, to which he replied, "From the same place you're getting your storms, sir."
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