Friday, March 22, 2013

To the rescue

It's not every day you get to fight a real fire at work as well as the usual metaphorical ones - but that's what happened on Wednesday.
You've seen Backdraft, right? Well, it was much like that, except with no flames, no firemen and one pen-pusher/fire marshall nervously trying to douse an enthusiastically smouldering cigarette bin with water from a mop bucket without dousing himself. I still can't believe I didn't take the opportunity to wear my high-vis vest - that would have added to my authoritative command of the situation.
It's not for me to call myself a hero - that's for others to say. (That's what the comments box is there for.)

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