at risk of NOT sounding like I'm supposed to be on tour with Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the cable guy..etc. You might belong one the truck, if you respond on a still on the engine ( I've stated before They closed my truck many years ago...) to a report of an alarm going off in a 2nd floor apartent, hearing nothingThe officer suggests we grab the 24' pumper extension ladder and atk e peek in he window, so I , with a Two month on the line rookie grab the Ladder(s) lol yeah, I didnt remove the roof ladder, Just grabbed em both, the kid wasnt even gonna question me, so he grabbed both as well.. only when I took the roof into my left with the 24 in my right did he even begin to wonder What the heck I was doing..lol Mondo Throw Ladda ugh !!
Your gear is a little more "salty" from opening up.
You know that insulation doesn’t make you itch.
You know how to mix the gas without doing a lot of math.
You are still inside while the Engine crew is outside sitting telling everybody how they were in there "doing it".
You know your a Truckie if you swing wide in your personal vehicle and check the sideviews as you turn..
You know your Truckie when you have more chocks in your helmet band than emts do bumper stickers.
and here is a slight change to the statement ..but same point..
Everyone else on the scene knows your a Truckie when you do a search crouching and fast while others crawl..