The Scolai

“Just a Good Guy…With a Few Bad Habits”

You Know You’re a Firefighter If:

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As most of you know, I am a Firefighter. Yesterday, a friend of mine needed a new roof. As is our custom, a bunch of us went to help put the roof on and drink all the beer in his house. We managed to do both. When I got home I checked my e-mail and, low and behold, a non firefighting friend had sent this list. Except for numbers 13 (my girls are, thankfully, afraid of very little), and 15 (no toys for this Scolai), I’ve pretty much done everything on the list.


You Know You’re a Firefighter If:

1. You can tell what type of fire it is by the smell of smoke 10 miles away.

2. You have ever had a heated debate over the color of fire trucks. (Note: Fire Trucks are Red. RED!!! Not Yellow. Not White. RED!!!!)

3. You have ever spent 10 min trying to force open a door only to have someone come along and open it by turning the handle.

4. You have ever taken 10 or more showers in 1 day.

5. You have ever been airborne without an aircraft and water was your thrust. (Yes, I am a proud covert participant in the fire hose rodeo)

6. You have ever slept in a hose bed.

7. You’ve ever clung to the air horn chord for dear life because the driver is insane.

8. You have ever played jingle bells at Christmas time on the air horns to clear traffic. (I usually play “I Got One For Ya” by Kid Rock)

9. You have ever said, “she’s hot tonight” and not been talking about a girl.

10. You have ever had “yoda ears.”

11. You have ever smoked and there wasn’t a cigarette in sight.

12. You have ever stomped out a fire with your boots because you couldn’t wait for water.

13. Your kids are afraid to get into water fights with you.

14. You have ever uttered the words, “I can break the door if you need me to Cap,” before actually testing to see if it is locked. (Generally, I break the door and then ask if it’s okay)

15. If you have more toy fire trucks than your kids do.

16. You run towards a dangerous situation and not away from it.

17. You have ever been dressed from head to foot in rubber and it was not a sexual experience. (I won’t discuss “rubber suits” as long as my mother reads this blog)

18. Your idea of ventilation is done with a chainsaw and not a Bag-Valve-Mask.

19. You’ve ever cursed a guy for Armor alling the seats in the rig.

20. You take great joy in smashing the windows of a car parked in a fire zone or in front of a Hydrant. (This has to be one of the simplest, guilty pleasures in life. The picture of the BMW with a 4 inch hose running through it just warms my heart.) 


Written by thescolai

April 28, 2007 at 5:38 am

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