Editor’s note: Do you need something to smile about? Every day, WND selects the best joke offered up by readers and contributors to its Laughlines forum and brings it to you as the WND Joke of the Day. Here is today’s offering:

As a training exercise, a rural county was sponsoring a firefighting contest and offered a prize of $5,000 to whichever volunteer firehouse was most effective at putting out an intentionally set barn fire.

Once set, the fire quickly got out of control and the companies that were already there were about to give up and let it burn itself out.

Suddenly, a late-arriving volunteer company came racing up in their pumper truck with the siren wailing and horn blaring as they drove right into the conflagration!

Axes and hoses flying, they quickly got the fire under control by tackling it from within.

When it was finally out, the county fire commissioner offered his congratulations to the captain of the winning team on his strategy, and then asked, “How’s your team going to spend the $5,000?”

“The first thing we’re gonna do is fix the danged brakes on that truck,” replied the exhausted fireman.

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