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Old 03-14-2011, 01:44 AM   #1
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As some of you know, I'm a member of my local volunteer fire department. We get unsusal calls at times and this one fits into that category: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/art...10313006/1001/
Not mentioned in the article were the thousands of bags of chocolate chips that were spilled also. Glad it isn't the middle of summer or the mess would be worse than it already is.
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Wow, that is definitely different. I see volunteer fire departments around and always wondered about them. How often do you serve? That is a really noble thing to do, catman. Hope you're doing okay.
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We go out whenever we're called. We've had as many as 5 calls in a month and many months with none.
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Cat, do they call your cellphone in a time of crisis, or do you carry a pager of some sort?
Or how do they contact you?

And what if you're in the middle of something really big - where it's hard to get away PRONTO?

Like if you're with the kids at Chuck E. Cheese.
Or on the 14th hole.
Or boning the wifey.
Or who knows.

You're not compensated for your service, but do they at least give you a delicious banquet once a year or something - maybe at Easter or Kwanzaa?

I dunno.
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We carry pagers and, yes, we occasionally get "treated" by our clients.
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