Station 6 Quotes
-Lynn Owens Retired Division Chief
"It's kind of a break in this hubbub world," he
said. "It keeps doing its job, never fusses on anybody,
asks for a raise or goes on strike. And it never purposely draws
attention to itself." Owens doesn't believe the bulb will
die out any time soon. "It'll probably burn another 100
years," he said. Firehouse.com
"Sometimes when people come to look at it I'm sure they
just think: wow, is that all there is?" said Owens. "But
once you start reflecting on this little old dingy light bulb
hanging there, you realise it is still doing the same job it's
been doing for 100 years." From iafraica.com
"The 4-watt bulb was given to the department in 1901
and has served as a nightlight over the trucks ever since"
A Radio Broadcast from CNN
"When they come, and they look, they almost
say, "Is that all there is?"
KCRA Chan 3
All things Considered
"May it keep shining for another 101!" at
Rtrd Chief LPFD Stewart Gary
"Nobody wants that darn bulb to go out on their watch,"
declared. SF Examiner
Rtrd Dpt Chief LPFD Tom Bramell
"It used to hang down low in the station. And so you'd
walk by and swat the bulb. And as it hung down a long cord, you'd
just watch it swing back and forth, trying to hit it with Nerf
footballs and see who could hit it,"
Rtrd Fire Inspector Randy Griffith
"Everybody is keenly aware of the bulb's signigicance
regard it as more than a department mascot," said Fire Inspector
Randy Griffith, who comes in early every morning and gingerly
Checks on its status."Our bulb is treated with a certain
"There are times at night when you can walk out in the
bay with all the lights out, and you know, that bulb gives out
just enough light you can see your way around. We love this light"