I noticed as i was cleaning up the trash at my station that we drink the heck out of mountain dew. Everyone around here does, we have a store that can barely keep any in stock. I was just wondering if this was more because we are a small town (kinda redneck) or the firestation? Anyone else have an abundance of mountain dew drinkers?
When we are out on a call it is water or gatorade or powerade in the coolers. At the station we have a drink machine that we sell soda, water & gatorade from just hangin' out or working or a meeting. I'm pretty much the only coffee drinker & I stop for a cup on the way.
Mountain Dew is official fire fightin' fuel! Mostly I believe it has to do with the caffine content plus the fact that most prefer the light colored sodas (Dew, 7-up, Sprite, Vault etc) vs. the dark sodas (coke, pepsi, Dr Pepper). I noticed the same thing when I was an oilfield roustabout.
Ah yes the Nector of the gods. Not just for Firefighters but geeks or anyone else looking for a high caffiene fix. I've been hooked on it since Jr high school still sleep with a glass of it next to the bed.
Around the station unfortunately we stock Coke products. For calls we have Gatorade and water (just recently started stocking the G2 in place of regular Gatorade)
My old firestation use to drink moutain dew left and right. We have a soda machine out front of our station, they can never keep it full also the stores near us dont keep enough in stock. We are also a small town and kinda redneck so it could be something about small towns.