Saturday, February 16, 2013
A True Story?
The 911 center received the call and called out the fire department from the Village of Alpha*. They also called out the fire department from the Village of Bravo*.
When the Bravo fire chief heard that the fire department from the Village of Alpha had been called out, he demanded that they be stood down -- even though Alpha was the closest municipality to the accident.
So, the members of the Alpha fire department sat in their fire hall and listened to the radio, as the Bravo Fire Department responded to the call.
Then, the Alpha firefighters heard the Bravo fire chief call in the Village of Charlie* fire department for assistance, while they sat patiently in their fire hall in downtown Alpha. Charlie was even farther away from the accident, but their fire department dutifully responded!
This story reads stranger than the strangest fiction! I don't know how much of the story is true but I'm going to find out! Stay tuned on this one!
*The names have been changed to protect everybody!
Follow-up, March 10th: Fire Department Misunderstandings