A fire started on some grassland near a farm in Indiana.
The fire department from the nearby town was called to
put the fire out.
The fire proved to be more than the small town fire
department could handle, so someone suggested that
a rural volunteer fire department be called.
The volunteer fire department arrived in a dilapidated
old fire truck. They drove straight towards the fire
and stopped right in the middle of the flames. The
volunteer firemen jumped off the truck and frantically
started spraying water in all directions...
Soon they had snuffed out the center of the fire, dividing
the flames into two easily controllable parts.
Now the farmer was so impressed with the volunteer fire
department's work and so grateful that his farm and crops
had been spared, that he presented the volunteer fire
department with a check for $1000.
A local news reporter asked the volunteer fire captain
what the department planned to do with the funds.
"That should be obvious," he responded, "the first
thing we're gonna do is get the brakes fixed on that
stupid fire truck."