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.
Though there was doubt that they would be of any assistance, the call
was made.

The volunteer fire department arrived in a dilapidated old fire truck.
They drove straight towards the fire and stopped 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, breaking the blaze into two easily controllable

The farmer was so impressed with the volunteer fire department`s work
and so grateful that his farm had been spared, that he presented the
volunteer fire department with a check for $1,000.

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."
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