Beer and the Fireman

This recent story from Houston got me thinking:
A beer drinker will tell you that a good brew will help out in almost any occasion. And a firefighter in Houston proved Monday it's also useful for putting out fires.

Off-duty Capt. Craig Moreau and his wife pulled off Texas state Highway 71 when they spotted an 18-wheeler with smoke coming from the brakes. He grabbed an extinguisher off the smoking truck and sprayed it on the fire that had started to burn one of the tires.

The fire was momentarily extinguished, but then it started up again.

Moreau asked the truck driver what he had in the truck and discovered it was a whole lot of Coors beer.

Quick thinking led the firefighter and the truck driver to grab cans of beer, shake them, and spray the beer all over the burning tire.

Beer happens to be made mostly of water, so it makes an effective firefighting substance.

The burning tire exploded, but the fire eventually went out…
Wow.

I can see it now.

In the near future, a clever guy is stopped by an officer for a traffic violation.

The officer approaches the vehicle and notices the case of Coors beer in the backseat and open alcohol containers in the front.

Seeing the cop staring at the beer, the driver quickly attempts to explain:

"Honest officer. I don't carry a fire extinguisher and wanted the case to be immediately available if I drive up on a fire. Did you know that pouring beer on a fire was recently included as #2 in Men's Health Magazine's list of "31 New Uses for Beer"?

He could even sing the old George Strait song between answering the officer's questions.

I'm the fireman. That's my name.

Ok, I am glad no one was injured in the fire and that the Coors Brewing Company received some free advertising as a part of the incident.

13 comments:

Holly Lefevre (504 Main) said...

That is hilarious - if I tell my dad or brother about this they will surely use it. With a move to Texas on the horizon I can also picture this happening there without question.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Coors must've been thrilled.

ladyfi said...

Ha ha - that's a funny story. (But don't try this trick with vodka... ;-))

Bossy Betty said...

Oh yes. I always carry a beer in case my hair catches on fire. What's the big deal?

Pat Hatt said...

haha oh the drunks have a new excuse now. Quick thinking though.

messymimi said...

Around here, you can't have an open container, but they can put a lid on the daiquiri and tape a straw to it. Someone here will come up with a way to keep beer for this purpose.

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
Yeah, that explains all the empty beer cans sailing outta vehicle windows onto lawns and streets.(the fire extinguisher's EMPTY)

ANd DEFINITELY don't use BRANDY!

Stay safe & warm out thre.

Carol Kilgore said...

Love that story! I know just where Hwy. 71 is.

Stephanie Faris said...

True! I would think the alcohol would be bad, but I guess the content is so low, it doesn't make a difference.

Brian Miller said...

haha nice draw back to the song...hmmm...never put out a fire with beer but i may have to stock up and be ready...

Maxi said...

Great story, SD. My son and daughter are firefighters in South Florida. They will appreciate this tale.
blessings ~ maxi

lisa said...

That sounds completely plausible to me. After all, the precedent has been set! Probably should use cheap beer and not the expensive, designer brews.

JoeTheMom said...

Love this! Coors should use this for a commercial.