Zen and the Art of Firefighting
"Don't be caught playing with your hose when the fire's ablazing. It's a
good way to lose your job."
"Firefighting is all important no matter if your pants are down or not. You
gotta do your job"
"Keep your hose straight and hold it steady. When it flows out you don't
want it to be tied in a knot."
"Hoses are not toys. You should not play with them. When a fire is erupting
just plug them in and hold on tight as you let it flow."
"We fighter fighers will do anything to help the public out but if a cat is
up a tree and her skirt is letting us see the whole forest well that little
kitty is going be up a branch all night"
"Just hold the hose tight and let it all flow out. Zen and the art of
"When you have the choice between a shovel and a hose - check the wind and
then go with the flow."
"A lot of your personality and how people treat you on the job is how they
first see you dressed up. THat's why wearing a hat is important. It shows
people that you take your job seriously."
"It's not how long, how big, or how much you can shoot out of your hose.
It's control that seperates the men from the boys"
"Getting tied up with your own hose is some people's dream but on the job it
can be a nightmare"
"After seeing it on TV, some people just beg to drink from my hose. They
don't realize the dangers from the pressure that these trained professionals
tolerate when they drink from the hose.
"When people first see me around the firehydrant people try to push me away
until they see the hose that I pack then they just sit back and watch."
"When I get back to the station and polish my engine I make sure the doors
are open so people can see how big and shiney it is. I'm proud of my engine
and I think the community should be proud of it too!"
"Cramming your hose after using it is bad practice. You should first drain
it first then put it away. You will be much more releaved and have less work
when you take it out the next time"