Fuel Prices Heat Up Tennessee Town

In response to rising fuel costs, a local volunteer fire chief decided to park the fire engines over the weekend, which contributed to more than 14 deaths in the small Tennessee town.

Fire Chief Wayne Smith said of the act, “last week the big rigs made their point about high gas prices by parking their rigs,  so I decided to do the same.” When Smith was questioned that he was not in the delivery business but instead of the business of saving human lives he responded, “six in one half dozen the other.”

Over the weekend,  7 fires blazed the small town where Smith refused to mobilize the fire engine. Although the town had a “bucket brigade” mobilized, the town  only had one bucket due to the bucket shortage associated with the town’s crystal meth production, which was the cause of 4 out of the 7 fires over the weekend.

When asked about a time frame for mobilizing fire service again Smith exclaimed, “that biotch ain’t movin til the gas prices drop.”

Jeremy Floyd

Jeremy Floyd is the President at FUNYL Commerce. Formerly, he was the CEO and President of Lirio, Bluegill Creative, a marketing and communications firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to managing the digital strategies, Floyd was an adjunct professor for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga MBA program teaching digital strategies and social media. Floyd blogs at jeremyfloyd.com and tweets under the name @jfloyd. Jeremy is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from MTSU in English and Philosophy.

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  • that’s it…i’m getting a squirt gun.

  • I’m still trying to figure out if this is serious. There has got to be a man like this fire chief in the State of TN.

    The only thing giving you away is your parody label and lack of links.

    As much as I am driving to and from school, I feel like I may as well pay for the fire dept’s gas! sheesh

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