Friday, March 30

Local Fire Truck really excited to get to fire.

Newark, OH — The next time you hear the loud bellowing of a fire engine siren, it may be less a warning and more a warcry from the City of Newark Fire Division's own Station Number 3.

Their truck, a 2009 Seagrave Marauder II Compressed air-foam Pumper, could barely contain its excitement as it sped towards a recent three-alarm blaze.

"Woooooooooooooo! Wooooooooooooooooo!" the truck's siren blared loudly, within view of the plume of smoke rising from the DLS Tire Center at 510 Hebron Road.

"Ooooh, a tire fire. We'll be here forever. That's probably why she's so pumped up, pardon the pun." laughed Lieutenant Randy Foggscrobber.

Nine more exalted "Woooooooooos" later, pumper truck 11 was on the scene, unleashing a creamy eruption of low-expansion aqueous film-forming foam on the blazing building to help bring the fire under control.

"Lucy" during a moment of reflection.
The firemen at Newark Station 3 have dubbed the pumper "Lucy" and say there's no end to her idiosyncrasies.

"She certainly doesn't go this wild for parades or when we have to pick up the chief's dry cleaning. Every fire is a way for her to fulfill her destiny — her fire truck destiny." chuckled shift Captain Nick Dickfartzegen.

"It's funny. A lot of people think the sirens are a way to signal that we're coming, get the fuck out of our way. But in fact, sirens are just a fire truck's way of saying 'I'm coming, get the fuck out of my way.'" Battalion Chief Gerry Muffnagel said.