Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Tue Aug 18 17:43:04 EDT 2009


One dark night
outside of Westlake , a small town in
Louisiana , a
fire started inside the
local chemical
and in a blink of
an eye it exploded into massive

The alarm went out to all
the fire
departments for miles around.
When the volunteer
fire fighters appeared on the scene,
the chemical company president rushed to the
chief and said, 'All our
secret formulas are in the vault in the
center of the plant. They must
be saved! I will give
$50,000 to the fire department that
brings them out

But the roaring flames held
the firefighters off. Soon more
fire departments had to be called in as
the situation became

As the firemen arrived, the
president shouted out that the offer was
now $100,000 to the fire
department who could bring out the company's secret

>From a distance, a lone siren

was heard as another fire truck
came into sight. It was the
nearby Cajun Hackberry Rural Township
Volunteer Fire Company, composed
mainly of Cajuns over the age of

To everyone's amazement,
that little run-down fire
engine roared right
past all the newer sleek
engines that were parked outside the

Without even
slowing down, it drove straight into the middle of the
inferno.Outside, the
other firemen watched as the Hackberry old timers jumped off
right in
the middle of the fire and fought it back on all
It was a performance and
effort never seen before.

Within a short time, the Cajun
old timers had extinguished the fire
and had saved the secret

The grateful chemical
company president announced that for such
a superhuman feat he was
upping the reward to $200,000, and
walked over to personally thank
each of the brave fire

The local KPLC TV news
reporter rushed in to capture the event on
film, asking the chief,
'What are you going to do with all
that money?'

'Whall,' said Boudreaux, the
70-year-old fire chief, 'Da first
ting we gonna do is fix dem
brakes on dat damn truck!'

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