Life As A Community Firefighter: As Rare As Hayley’s Comet – The Perfect ‘Shout’ (Charity Donation)

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JD Morgan re-lives the time he attended a perfect ‘shout’ as a Retained Firefighter when everything – even the delay in the water reaching his hose reel jet – appeared to go according to plan. A rarity indeed! (2,150 words)

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THIS STORY (including costs) WILL BE DONATED TO THE UK’s FIRE FIGHTERS’ CHARITY – Registered in England and Wales (No. 1093387). Many thanks. 

 

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Written & Published to raise funds for the UK’s FIRE FIGHTERS’ CHARITY.  

It was late November 1997 when this particular ‘shout’ came in. I know that because I was in-between jobs at that time and, therefore, was dropping into the station on a daily basis to check over the BA sets to make sure they were ready for use because I knew that, given a call-out at any time of the night or day, I was going to be riding on the first ‘pump’ and, therefore, I could be called upon to wear BA at a moment’s notice (back then, it was not designated, but decided on the back of the ‘pump’, who would ‘don up’). In fact, I had been complaining to my Leading Firefighter (LFF) that same week about some ‘berk’ who kept leaving his name on the BA tally of sets after use (sacrilege at our station!) and also not loosening the BA straps to the maximum point of their extension (again – a cardinal sin that the ‘old sweats’ had drummed into us never to do).

 

5 reviews for Life As A Community Firefighter: As Rare As Hayley’s Comet – The Perfect ‘Shout’ (Charity Donation)

  1. Clayrev Brown (verified owner)

    An amusing, multilayered and fast paced story that recounts the rarity of a perfect ‘shout’.

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