what is the most imbarrasing thing that has happened to you since you joined--(or before)

i think one story that will deffinately stick with me forever, not just inside the fire department but with other people around town that found out about it as well is my pager story----well so i FINALLY got my pager, nice new minitor 4 just sent out to get rebuilt and everything, came back practically brand new. here ya go!...so i always carried it with me but i carried it inside my front pocket and clipped in, all the guys thought it was stupid because i didn't have it on my belt in a pouch like evryone else did--problem,i usually don't wear a belt. also i'm not everyone else lol.-- so after a few months i decided to just start carrying it clipped to the waist of my jeans instead to avoid harassment.--all fine and well untill that one day. (this is where it gets really really imbarassing lol)- i had to pee really bad and as soon as i got home ran into the bathroom (had the stupid pager clipped to the waist of my pants and not in my pocket where it never fell out) any way got done flushed the toilet atarted to wash mu hands twisted around to grab the soap twisted just right and parer wasn't clipped enough fell off went and hit the edge of the toilet seat fell in before i could grab it-the amazing part is the toilet was just getting done flushing the pager somehow actually flushed down the toilet!-the next day we had to pull the toilet to get it. my mom's boyfriend had to go to the hardware store to get a new wax ring ofcourse i had to call my dad that night to tell him what happened eventho i really didn't want to. well he called everyone he could think of to tell them the story and told the guys at the hardware store to look for me the next day. small town and everyone knows everyone and i knew them pritty good and they didn't need any excuse to pick on me but this was the perfect opportunity for them.-same way with all the guys at the station when i came in and handed the chief a little box that had my pager in it insede a plastic bag lol. then i hads to explain to the whole group what had happened eventho my dad had already told them all- then durring a training night they decided to address to the whole entire scene support class the whole story and then present me with my new pager which was all wrappet ip with toilet paper ant stuff and had a little bow on it allong with a little flotation device they made out of styrafoam.

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this didnt happen to me but it was still friggin hilarious...we were training with PPE one morning at the firehouse we had about 10 guys training..thas when the captain decides for us to run in full PPE with SCBA and breathing air while doing laps around the department..well it was goin good for about 2 laps when my buddy slips and flips over and continues to roll down a very large hill..at the bottom he waves up and says oops
I had just turned 18 went from jr. To probie big jump I know, anyways I was still in high school it was the day of our sr. Picnic I was taking a buddy home I was a little dehydrated and I didn't have any money on me so I went to mcdonalds to get some water. I go in get my water and come back out and the paint on my hood was boiling so I dump the water on it all my training went out the door in a flash I pulled the latch on the inside for the hood and a big plume a smoke started going up into the sky. So I go into cal 911 and the manager of mcdonalds meets me at the door and ask" do you want the fire dept" no joke I say yes call 911 I knew the dispatcher who took my call he tones out the house closest to the scene. I call my dad he's a paid driver at the same house I'm a member of, I hear the tones going off in the back round and I have to tell him that the car fire that was getting dispatched was my car. So I hear one electric siren and I'm thinking cool maybe they can save my car, I knew that the closest company didn't have federal Q's on there trucks it was the sheriff deputies and
I think fuck, then I hear another electric siren and I'm like cool still possibly save my car it was "that guy" on there rescue truck. I'm think WTF mate I want a truck with water. They don't get an engine out had to go with second due company to come put it out. So The fire is extinguished the sheriff deputies know my dad we all tell him our sides of the story. Anyways it was meeting night and members started showing up around 5 when they got off work and everyone my dad got to he told them to ask me what happened to my car and the ones he didn't get to found out at the begining if the meeting when he made a joke about it. So for the next couple of monthes everyone had jokes for me.
Thinking that a dust-to-dawn light was a mountain fire! And telling everyone on the radio to get there fast because it was spreading. It took a while to live that one down.
I'm with J Brooks on this, I read this last post twice and still don't have a clue what the story or the point was about so I'm going with; it's embarrassing because it's so poorly written? Am I close?
Twice, Jack? I couldn't bear to do it again. Hat's off to you bro.
K,
Beyond the atrocious spelling and grammar, is this all the result of constant exposure to jerry springer, oprah et. al. wherein everyone now assumes that it's cool to bare your soul in public?

Do you think most people don't realize that the crap on tv is all pretty much faked and staged? Or did they all grow up thinking it was really real? Sad.
Wat's that got 2 do wit anyting?

LOL Sorry, I couldn't resist. First post in forever and this is what I was blessed with. Back to facebook...
lol, yea one time we were doing trainning and i had to use the bathroom so i ran to it and started to take off my gear and used the bathroom.......... we got a working fire a few min after that and once we got on scene i realized that i had left my helmet hanging on the hook inside the stall.... that was a toughy to explain
Have to say I agree with you guys on this one. After reading these posts, I was so Imbarressed I almost had an Imbolism...
thats pretty bad. my most embaressing thing that happened to me was the day that i forgot my mask for my firefighter one class. so i told the instructor and he let me go back to my firehouse to grab my mask only to find out we didnt even use it after i had left that day we only needed it for donning drills
Just a couple weeks out from passing firefighter 1 when we had a structure. The OIC pointed at me and told me to suit up to go in. I was so nervous and excited to make my first entry and I proceeded to put my SCBA on upside down. They don't work very well that way! I finally got it right and still got to go in, but I will never forget that.
I was at a burn building a few years back. We where setting up a ladder to clean the roof and well here's what happend...

LT- You wanna grab your helmet

Me- Nah Im good just cleanin' the roof

LT- alright

(FF's Setting up ladder............On ICE!!!)...........

Ladder Falls and pegs me right in the head (the only person not wearing a helmet)

So now when ever a Jr. Questions why helmets are important the chief send the to me

Lesson learned

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