Tuesday, January 17, 2012

(Mis)Overheard on the Scanner

Dispatcher (rattling off a long list of fire engines, medical engines, ambulances, the fire marshall and the battalion chief):  Please respond to [ADDRESS].  Homeowner states he was working on his water heater and he found a bomb.

So the jets are scrambled, everybody jumps on their trucks and head for the call.  The units are in the process of checking in when:

Engine 4:  Dispatch, this is Engine 4 on scene, you can clear all units.  Homeowner is reporting finding a BONE, not a bomb.

Well, they sound alike...

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Hoo boy, THAT got everybody awake didn't it!