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Italian Firefighters

>

> One dark night in the small town of Garfield,

> NJ, a fire started inside

> the local sausage factory. In a blink the building

> was engulfed in flames.

> The alarm went out to all the fire departments for

> miles around.

>

> When the first volunteer fire fighters appeared

> on the scene, the

> sausage company president rushed to the fire chief

> and said, "All of our

> secret sausage recipes are in the vault in the

> center of the plant. They

> must be saved. I will donate $50,000 to the fire

> department that brings them

> out and delivers them to me."

>

> But the roaring flames held the firefighters

> off. Soon more fire

> departments had to be called in because the situa

> tion became desperate. As

> the firemen arrived, the president shouted out that

> the offer to extricate

> the secret recipes was now $100,000 to the fire

> department that could save

> them.

>

> Suddenly from up the road, a lone siren was

> heard as another fire Truck

> came into sight. It was the fire engine of the

> nearby Lodi, NJ Volunteer

> fire department composed mainly of Italian

> firefighters over the age of 65.

> To everyone's amazement, the little run-down fire

> engine, operated by these

> Italian firefighters, passed fire engines parked

> outside the plant, and

> drove straight into the middle of the inferno.

>

> Outside, the other firemen watched in amazement

> as the Italian old

> timers jumped off and began to fight the fire with a

> performance that was as

> if they were fighting to save their own lives.

> Within a short time, the Lodi

> old timers had extinguished the fire and saved the

> secret recipes.

>

> The grateful sausage company president joyfully

> announced that for such

> a superhuman accomplishment he was upping the reward

> to $200,000, and walked

> over to personally thank each of the brave elderly

> Italian

> firefighters.

>

> A TV news crew rushed in after capturing the

> event on film. The "on

> Camera" reporter asked the Italian fire chief, "What

> are you going to do

> with all that money?"

>

> "Wella," said Chief Pasquale De Luccinellavanti,

> the 70-year-old fire

> chief, "de fursta tinga we gonnna do isza fixa uppa

> de brakes on dat

> fockinna truck!!"

>

>

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