9 Funny Tales From Firefighters That Will Leave You In Stitches

Firefighters are some of the bravest people out there. They put their lives at risk every day on the job to keep the rest of us safe and sound.

But firemen and firewomen still have those days at work that make them scratch their heads and wonder what the heck people were thinking when they called 911.

Some of the calls firefighters respond to are enough to make you laugh out loud. I’m not sure which must stress them out the most, these ridiculous, funny calls, or the serious ones whencitizens are in real danger. One thing is for sure: There is never a dull moment in the life of a firefighter.

These nine stories from real firefighters will give you a bit of insight into what these brave souls go through.

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“A call at night around 11:30pm [sic], 3 kilometers away for a lady who said her house was on fire. When rolled we had a full rescue van full plus 3 men in each other truck and 10 in our crew van. When we got there she said her dog was trapped under its dog house and told us that the only reason she said her house was on fire was because she didn’t think we would come!!” MAN27

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“This is something that happens at every BIG fire. I have A LOT of trouble aiming the deck gun on our tanker at the ‘target.’ Seeing that it creates a large ‘fog’ of water, I can’t actually see where the water stream ends. So I have a reputation of ‘taking out’ several groups of firemen, with one sweep of the stream. At a recent barn fire, I knocked a hose team down twice, and soaked 20-30 firemen, and a ‘whole bunch’ of bystanders.” Fireguy57

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“At about 3:00 a.m. we were dispatched as the second in company on an occupied double-wide mobile home fire. Having just been awakened from a deep sleep, I had to pee like a race horse, but not wanting to waste a second, I jumped on the squad and off we went.

“Every bump was agonizing, and there were a lot of them!” fireman4949

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“Volunteer Department out in the boonies. You bet we get some weird ones! Yes, we have all had the cat stuck in a tree, but have you ever had a dog’s head stuck in a hole in a tree? A very large woman stuck in the mud? Parachuters stuck in a tree? Someone stuck on a toilet? A lot of folks getting stuck these days!” nvfd1137

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“I have been to a bird in a tree… yes they didn’t think clipping the birds wings was right and their 1000 dollar bird flew out the door and into a tree.” dmassey

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“I was running as an EMT basic on a weekend shift. It was about 2:00 in the afternoon when the tones for Fire & EMS were dropped, with the dispatcher reporting a ‘pedestrian/motor vehicle – reported 3 year old girl hit by truck with injuries….’

“Upon arriving on the scene and staring my size up, I saw an older lady and a young girl sitting on the lawn under a tree. As I ran up to them the little girl was crying and the older lady had a paper towel pressed to her forehead….

“Asking what had happened, the older lady said to me…. ‘Her older brother threw a truck at her and hit her in the head and she was bleeding’ Turns out it was a little matchbox truck that the 3 yr old was hit with.” scottab96

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“The other day there were 45-60 m.p.h. winds here. A call came over the radio dispatching us to a man parachuting who had fallen 120 feet.

“Turns out, because it was so windy, the guy thought he could use the same theory as parasailing, using the wind to lift him up. He tied himself off to a tree and strapped the parachute on. Up he went. He was around 150 feet up when the wind speed dropped. He started floating down when the rope broke. Without the rope holding him stationary, the wind provided no lift and the chute folded and down he went.” RadRob

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“I had a call of a lady who couldn’t breath through her nose, thats how call came in. We get there, sure enough she’s this lil old lady sitting there with a box of tissues and lots of nasal stuff… she said she couldn’t breath through her nose… we told her we can’t do anything but take her to hospital, she didn’t wanna go to hospital so we left.” Adam07003

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“We got toned out at 3:00am for a fire alarm activation. As is usually the case, nothing was showing upon arrival. That is, except for the man running out the front door with a TV! Turns out that the alarm company erroneously reported a burglar alarm as a fire alarm. Imagine his surprise!! Luckily, police arrived the same time we did to make the collar.” Shoreman22

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