Thursday, August 26, 2010

A very interesting day...

I have to say my day at work was different to say the least. ;) My Station opens at 7:00 am for the walk in public. I was checking messages before the station opens, and there was a call from another city. I had to return a call to them about a warrant on a guy. I was talking to the dispatcher on the phone not more than 3 mins after 7:00 this morning, to give her the info on the warrant. . I was talking to the dispatcher about sending an officer out for this persons arrest with extradition... Then!!!!! I said to the Dispatcher.. I've got a problem here!! I started laughing and said .. I've got a fire... She said where??? I said outside the the building...by now I am really laughing because one of the Officer's behind me.. and I quote.. "Do you want me to piss on it to put it out???" I don't think he believed me either when I said we have a fire. I told this to the dispatcher and she said your just joking around.. I said no.. I really have a fire!! Then she said ... I'll send 10's to help you out.. this is the fire station right across the street! I can see it now.. whistles sounding bells going off and the big long fire truck pulls out of the station... drives East less than two house lengths.. pulls into drive just to put out a small fire!!!! I really started laughing then and told her.. keep those men across the street in their own house we can take care of this ourselves ;) About that time one of the officer's came around the corner with a pail... now you would think bless his heart he would have went into the men's room to get the water out of the sink.. But oh no he had to get the water out of the cooler type water fountain that just sort of trickles...By now me and the dispatcher are laughing hysterically.... Of course I am telling her all about the chain of events unfolding before my eyes ;) The Sgt that was setting in his car has realized that there is a fire outside. I see him walk up to the cigarette receptacle and take a look at it.. There is smoke.. lots of smoke and flames coming out of the receptacle... by now the officer's are all piling out the building to see whats going on and to help put out our small fire. I was still laughing when the Sgt walks in the building.. I said to him where were you when I needed to be rescued from the fire??? He says very disgustedly stern... I quote... I was pouring my 3 dollar bottle of filtered water on the fire.... Of course I had to pop off and say what ?? I just sent officers out with a bucket of water... He says YES we needed that too!!! By now the Dispatcher is cackling like a hen.. and I am coughing out of control because of laughing too hard!! That is what happens when you have Asthma... you cough when you laugh too hard ;) Lastly there was an officer behind me.. and I say wow that small fire really made the place stink.. he says yep.. I would set here 30 mins.. go get the boss tell him the odor has made me sick to my stomach and I would go home.. I laughed and laughed.... because this officer gets merit awards for never missing days of work... He just cracked me up saying that!!!!! Because I knew better :) The rest of the day was just as crazy as the morning.... but nothing as fun and exciting as the fire ;)

5 comments:

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Wow! What a story! Now you can say you survived a major fire at your workplace! Must have been your lucky day!

MGM

Cathy said...

lol!! Always a good work day when everyone can get a good laugh! :)
Hugz,
CJ♥♥

Doris Sturm said...

See? Live's a box of chocolates after all - you never know what you're gonna get ;-) ... LOL - glad it was only a little "baby" fire and you're ok!

Beeshebags said...

Gee you sure you do lead an exciting life M....Hey, there's a good name for a movie...Dial M for fire....lol How ya going APP? Hugs Naomi

Callipygian said...

Fire at the station?? That's funny!