Hot Pants

By, Nan Claire Falkner

The Fire Department was full of pranksters.  The new rookie was a young college student, missing a third of his classes due to the fire department schedule. That was the only way he could go to school and he had permission from his professors.

The first night on duty after going to sleep, the firemen quietly suited up, turned on the red truck lights, then woke the rookie and yelled “Are you coming with us?”  He jumped up, put on his coat, helmet, boots, and jumped on the truck.

The pranksters started laughing . . . for the rookie had forgotten his pants.



26 thoughts on “Hot Pants

  1. For those who don’t know, this is a “True Story” unfortunately. Nan is writing about her husband’s first night at the fire department. By the way, her husband’s college grades drastically improved since there was nothing to do after waxing the five fire trucks . . . but study. Spent five years there as a fireman and paramedic, and loved every minute of it.

    Mike (the rookie)

  2. The poor rookie, and thanks to Mike for letting us know it was a true tale. Glad to hear the grades improved, and hopefully he kept his pants on during all future shouts.

    • You’re right and he did, but he was a good fireman and when he goes back there, some of the firemen (and the new ones) have heard the tale too – Glad to know he’s been the punch line of laughter. Thanks!

  3. Great tale, Nan. Always fun to relate a prank that happened years ago. Like Mike said, if people tried to pull some of those stunts today they would get fired, have law suits, etc. I’m thankful I grew up in a time when people could have a little fun and laugh about it.

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