Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Is the Columbia Heights firehouse the funniest in the city?

You may remember in September, when it came out that a firefighter at the Columbia Heights fire house at 14th and Monroe was in hot water (ha) for cooking naked in the firehouse. It was after a retirement party when a few firemen went to a bar or two in the neighborhood, and up to three came back and decided to take their clothes off and cook eggs. Seems logical.

That was in the news for awhile, the guy was suspended, and it was pretty funny stuff. Sounds like a pretty wild firehouse.

And then the other day I was walking somewhere and engine 54 drove by. It's your average fire truck, except this on had the words "high quality H2O" on the front of the truck, a reference to the Adam Sandler movie The Waterboy. Unfortunately I can't find a photo of it, but according to their site, it's officially called water supply engine 54. There's even a Foursquare location for the firehouse.

Plus the firehouse is called the House of Flame. Also funny. Kudos to these guys for having a sense of humor.

1 comment:

joe said...

I've seen that truck, the name is stuck on the upper part of the windshield. Wouldn't surprise me if more trucks have names (it's an old military tradition, when I was in the Army my team held the Company record for fastest time building antennas, so my windshield was graced with 'ERECTOR!')