“What vendor did the department buy these boots from?”

By Diane Rothschild

Thanks to excellent fire photographer and (humorist) Ron Jeffers for the following photos and captions. Ron is a New Jersey Metro Fire Photographer and long-time Fire Engineering and Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment photographer.

“Can you pick up Fire Control with that tin?”


 “Steve, about your overdue parking tickets….”


“What vendor did the department buy these boots from?”


“What am I?”


“Can you hear me now?”





Note from Yenta: Send me your photos of your kids dressed up as firefighters for Halloween for posting in a future column.


The Yenta

Diane Rothschild, a 24-year veteran of PennWell Corp., is executive editor of Fire Engineering and conference director of FDIC. She has a B.A. in English communications. She has been a yenta (look it up) for most of her life. If you have a story for the Yenta, e-mail dianer@pennwell.com.

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