Fighting my first forest fire  

rm_art_persists 52M
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3/28/2006 8:57 pm

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3/29/2006 6:59 am

Fighting my first forest fire


My brother was 4, our friend Walter was 5 and I was 5. We decided to check out the "big kids" fort. It was really cool: underground and pretty well-built.

We started by reading their porn (1970 Playboy) but to little kids that wasn't very interesting. Then we tried smoking their cigarettes; another uninteresting thing. So... we decided to have a fire.

It was July in the Okanagan and the tumbleweeds were piled high while the grass was bone dry and tall. We lit up a tumbleweed pile and boy did it go. It went so well that the grass started burning. We were screwed so we ran home looking for buckets of water to hide our misdeeds.

My mom caught us with the buckets and noticed the whole field behind our trailer was blazing. Needless to say, she wouldn't let us go fight the blaze.

The fire department came and put out the blaze but only after the first nations cemetery had been burned over (the white picket fence was charred along with the white wood crosses).

My brother and I were promptly grounded and spanked. My sister made our plight worse by making fun of us as she headed to the store for a treat (funny how one is considered good when compared to the two bad kids)

I wonder if that experience is why I became a firefighter....

MoutnainGirl 38F

3/28/2006 9:45 pm

So are you a firefighter because you like playing with fire?

Moutnain Girl

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dasher121 37M

3/29/2006 3:56 am

laughing at Vicks comment hahahahah. That's a good one. So I guess you should just not play with fire dude. It has you cursed!! Fight it, but dont play with it.

The Dude.


rm_art_persists 52M
1789 posts
3/29/2006 6:59 am

Mountain: fighting forest fires involves lighting controlled fires to put it out. It's a rush. BTW, I WAS a firefighter. I now am seeking work in the pulp and paper industry.

Vick: Just don't quote bad Bon Jovi lyrics

Dude: I have a handle on my pyromania lately


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