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Monday, December 06, 2010
Rural Fire Fighting
latest news from our land down-under.
One dark night in the small town of Woopwoop, W.A,
a fire started Inside the local sausage factory. In a
blink the building was engulfed in flames.
The alarm went out to all the fire departments for
When the first volunteer fire fighters appeared on the
scene, the sausage company president rushed to the
fire chief and said, 'All of our secret sausage recipes
are in the vault in the center of the plant. They have
to be saved, so I will donate $50,000 to the fire
company that brings them out and delivers them to
But the roaring flames held the firefighters off. Soon
more fire departments had to be called in because the
situation became desperate.
As the firemen arrived, the president shouted out that
the offer to extricate the secret recipes was now
$100,000 to the fire department that could save them.
Suddenly from up the road, a lone siren was heard as
another fire truck came into sight. It was the fire
engine of the nearby Baringa volunteer fire
department composed mainly of Aboriginal
fire fighters over the age of 65.
To everyone's amazement, the little run-down fire
engine, operated by these Aboriginal firefighters,
passed the fire engines parked outside the plant, and
drove straight into the middle of the inferno. Outside,
the other firemen watched in amazement as the
Aboriginal old timers jumped off and began to fight
the fire as if they were fighting to save their own lives..
Within a short time, the Baringa old timers had
extinguished the fire and saved the secret recipes.
The grateful sausage company president joyfully
announced that for such a superhuman
accomplishment he was raising the reward to
$200,000, and walked over to personally thank each
of the brave elderly Aboriginal firefighters.
A TV news crew rushed in after capturing the event
on film. The 'on camera' reporter asked the
Aboriginal fire chief, 'What are you going to do with
all that money?'
'Well,' said Chief Billy Cokebottle, the 70-year-old fire
chief, 'de first ting we gonna do is fix dem brakes on
dat farkin old truck, eh!!'