It seems like a lot of the fire department’s job is about being blamed by other people for what they clearly caused themselves. You’d expect there’d be a little bit more fire fighting involved.
Is tree fighting a profession? No? Maybe it should be? Especially since it seems no one cared enough to clear the terrible trees that trapped the poor semi-truck driver!
Save Them From the Influencers
People always want to share fun pictures of themselves on social media, but sometimes they don't know what they're getting into. Influencer moms have gotten a bad rep just for that, but maybe it's entirely on them?
In this story, it seems the moms have no thought about the actual price they'd have to pay for one pretty picture. In this case, the price was exhaustion and being on TV for all the wrong reasons. They say there's no such thing as bad publicity, but we're still undecided on that one.
Doing It for the 'Gram
We know what people say about millennials, they only really care about one thing: avocados and great Instagram pics! It's hard to keep track, but millennials are indeed old enough to be parents these days, which is likely what caused the story below.
It started out like any other family Instagram photo: with matching outfits. It ended in a panicked mom and an annoyed firefighter who wanted to help people caught in fires, not influencers!
Alcohol and Burning Cars Don't Mix
Taking your jeep off-roading is one thing, but doing it drunk is quite another. Doing it on a ninety-degree day after a long drought is a recipe for a huge fire, which is just what happened.
The two drunk guys started a fire in the field, and then they figured that driving back over the flames would put them out, which didn't happen. The fire turned large enough to need help from another county, as well as the state police, which means almost certainly that those people responsible received hefty fines and possibly some jail time.
Makes Us Hurt Just Thinking About It
A splash pad is something that has lots of water hoses and fountains, and one child decided he would climb on top of some of the water features, despite there being signs telling people not to do so. Explicitly.
He tried diving into water that was only two inches deep, which is why the fire department and paramedics had to visit the water park, all to help out this child that, we are hoping, was perfectly fine and not hurt very badly.