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FIRE! March 19, 2016

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke.

Fire (in public domain)

One dark night outside a small town in Minnesota, a fire started inside the local chemical plant and in a blink of an eye it exploded into massive flames.

The alarm went out to all the fire departments for miles around.

When the volunteer fire fighters appeared on the scene, the chemical company president rushed to the fire chief and said, “All our secret formulas are in the vault in the center of the plant. They must be saved. I will give $50,000 to the fire department that brings them out intact.”

But the roaring flames held the firefighters off.

Soon more fire departments had to be called in as the situation became desperate. As the firemen arrived, the president shouted out that the offer was now $100,000 to the fire department who could bring out the company’s secret files.

From the distance, a lone siren was heard as another fire truck came into sight. It was the nearby Norwegian rural township volunteer fire company composed mainly of Norwegians over the age of 65.

To everyone’s amazement, that little run-down fire engine roared right past all the newer sleek engines that were parked outside the plant.  Without even slowing down it drove straight into the middle of the inferno.

Outside, the other firemen watched as the Norwegian old timers jumped off right in the middle of the fire fought it back on all sides. It was a performance and effort never seen before.

Within a short time, the Norske old timers had extinguished the fire and had saved the secret formulas. The grateful chemical company president announced that for such a superhuman feat he was upping the reward to $200,000, and walked over to personally thank each of the brave fire fighters.

Pluto-RollerskatingThe local TV news reporter rushed in to capture the event on film, asking their chief, “What are you going to do with all that money?”

“Vell,” said Ole Larsen, the 70-year-old fire chief, “Da first thing ve gonna do is fix da brakes on dat dang truck!”

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source:  E-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)



1. BunKaryudo - March 19, 2016

I like it. I wondered why they drove into the fire at top speed. I thought they were burning rubber.

nrhatch - March 19, 2016

Burning Rubber ~> exactly right, Bun!

2. Jill Weatherholt - March 19, 2016

LOL! Yes, a brake job is definitely in order. 🙂

nrhatch - March 19, 2016

That prize money will help them out in the future.

3. Kate Crimmins - March 19, 2016

Didn’t see that one coming! (Those are the best!)

nrhatch - March 19, 2016

Love unpredictable plot twists . . . in jokes and movies!

4. Debra - March 20, 2016

They may be senior citizens, but they are proving their usefulness! At least they got the job done!

nrhatch - March 20, 2016

Oldies but Goodies!

5. Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes - March 20, 2016

And they are Norwegians, and nobody are tougher than Norwegian “Vikings” 👏

nrhatch - March 20, 2016

To Norse men . . . who float the boat!

6. Under the Oaks - March 20, 2016

Giggling out loud all by myself on the couch right now… 😀

nrhatch - March 20, 2016

Morning, Pix. Giggle away!

I’m feeling a bit “gritty” this a.m. after 2 late a night with 2 nieces. We talked until 2 . . . which is at least 2 hours 2 long 2 be up.

7. Carol Ferenc - March 20, 2016

Here in Minnesota we hear lots of Norweigan, Swedish, and Ole-and-Lena jokes. This one is a doozie!! Thanks for the giggle, Nancy.

nrhatch - March 20, 2016

Glad you enjoyed, Carol. I can hear Larsen’s accent in my head and it gave me a giggle too.

Carol Ferenc - March 20, 2016

Ya, sure, you betcha!

nrhatch - March 21, 2016

Perfect, eh!

8. Hemangini - March 20, 2016

haha fix the dang brakes!

nrhatch - March 20, 2016

Yes! Brakes are important if we want to stop on time.

9. Val Boyko - March 20, 2016

You got me with this one! Funny 😎

nrhatch - March 20, 2016

Same here, Val. Loved the punch line.

10. Tiny - March 20, 2016

LOVED it, Nancy! My Norwegian family (my sister’s husband’s) will love this one too 🙂

nrhatch - March 20, 2016

Awesome! Glad you have some Norwegians to share it with.

11. reocochran - March 20, 2016

Yay, for the old timers who really weren’t trying to be Heroes, but were anyway! 😉 Great choice and made me smile, Nancy! 😀

nrhatch - March 21, 2016

Glad you enjoyed, Robin. I love sharing smiles via the Silly Saturdays Series.

12. L. Marie - March 21, 2016

Hilarious! I didn’t see that punch line coming!

nrhatch - March 21, 2016

Yay! Neither did I.

13. Tammy - March 24, 2016

good thing he was living in the moment!

nrhatch - March 24, 2016

Yes . . . and lucky to be alive!

14. livelytwist - March 30, 2016

Had a really long day. Two thumbs up Nancy for putting the biggest smile on my face today. Hilarious XD
Funny how a problem with your equipment can make you seem brave. Poor old things were fighting for their lives!

nrhatch - March 30, 2016

Yay! Sharing smiles is the BEST! And, how true, appearances can be deceiving.

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