Move over pop can alert, here comes the Detroit Fire Wooden Block Alert!
By now you’ve seen the Colbert Report on Detroit Fire’s pop can alert system.
After it aired several tech firms have stepped up offering free alert systems to fix the problem. However, for one Detroit firehouse the problem is now getting worse rather than better.
Day 3 With No Alert
As of this writing, the station is beginning day 3 of no phones, no computer and no printer, which means no alert system. Instead, department radios are being monitored around-the-clock for calls in their area.
Detroit Fire Wooden Block Alert System
Firefighters tend to be creative and industrious by nature, so it is no surprise that firefighters at this station have come up with a method to circumvent the currently broken system.
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On February 19th, 2014 Detroit Firefighters responded to an early morning fire in a strip club in the downtown area. The club was appropriately named "The Grind".
Luckily, no one was injured in the fire. The incident did lead to some very funny comments about the fire.
1.) The song playing when the fire broke out, "It's gettin' hot in here, so take off all your clothes."
2.) Sorry I'm late for work, the strip club next to my apartment caught fire. It's Detroit's hottest strip club!
3.) Detroit residents said strip club fire was emitting pungent fumes. They said it smelled like watermelon body spray and regret.
4.) When the club caught fire, but patrons were unable to "make it rain" quick enough to extinguish it.
5.) The dancers must have been smoking hot!
6.) Someone must have been "smokin' in the boy's room".
7.) Archbishop Vigneron blesses the new Detroit Archdiocese HQ building, the next AM fire guts a nearby strip club. Coincidence?
In the Detroit Fire Department, when an emergency call comes in the firefighter on watch rings a bell. It sounds a lot like a school bell. It serves as an alert to firefighters who may be scattered throughout the house that their services are needed.
Detroit Fire, like many other departments, have stations that
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