Just another boring day in Fayette County for me, doing yard work and what not, and I had just finished when it started to rain. I didnt think much of it but over the course of a few minutes the rain got harder, so I said
"Maybe we should go pick up dinner while it is only raining" so we left, on our way to subway the rain got harder, and it started to thunder and lightening, and jokingly to myself i said "yea watch us have a call and i dont have my gear with me". Standing in the line at subway I hear the tones of a close station that we run mutual aid with all the time, Station 25 respond Structure Fire, Building Struck by Lightening. So as I stand in line waiting to order my subs, I hear Dispatch tone out the structure fire run sheet for station 25. So, by that point I knew we were getting called, then the old minitor starts beeping away and everyone starts to stare at me. Over the minitor Dispatch says 49 portable,( which is us) on scene reporting heavy smoke showing. By this time Im so mad that i didnt make the truck i had forgotten the my Dad was at home, and I knew that he would wait for me to come pick him up, so i hurry up get the subs and leave, on the way home (in a rush)
I pass 25 Engine, and our engine 49-2, and our Engineer, being the smart ass that he is, just honks the airhorn, waves, and keeps on goin, so I get home pick up my dad, and we go to the station get our gear and respond via POV. So we get there everything is pretty much under control. So I get to looking around and I see that the engine that laid supply line dropped about 900 or so feet of it, so by that time i knew that was going to b e my job.
After packing up all of that mess we returned to station. So in a nutshell the moral of the story is, Dont get caught in subway in a lightining storm, because your likely to miss a call.