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Fire at the Semiconductor Plant

One dark night in Milpitas, a fire started inside the local semiconductor plant. Before long it exploded into flames and an alarm went out to fire departments miles around.

After fighting the fire for over an hour, the semiconductor company president approached the fire chief and said, "All of our secret formulas are in the vault in the center of the plant. They must be saved! I will give $50,000 to the engine company that brings them out safely!"

As soon as the chief heard this, he ordered the firemen to strengthen their attack on the blaze. After two more hours of attacking the fire, the president of the company offered $100,000 to the engine company that could bring out the company's secret files.

From the distance a long siren was heard and another fire truck came into sight. It was a local volunteer fire company composed of a couple of fire fighters, Sparky, Elvis Presley (really Ron Short), the GoMilpitas.com webmaster and the President of the Historical Society.

To everyone's amazement the little fire engine raced through the semiconductor plant gates and drove straight into the middle of the inferno. In the distance the other firemen watched as the motley crew hopped off of their rig and began to fight the fire with an effort that they had never seen before.

After an hour of intense fighting the volunteer company had extinguished the fire and saved the secret formulas. Joyous the semiconductor company president announced that he would double the reward to $200,000 and walked over to personally thank each of the volunteers.

After thanking each of the heros individually, the president asked the group what they intended to do with the reward money.

The fire truck driver looked him right in the eye and said, "The first thing we're going to do is fix the damn brakes on that truck!"