MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Manhattan Fire Dept. (@ManhattanFD) and Riley Co. Police Dept. (@RileyCountyPD) lit up Twitter Friday night when an officer and a firefighter traded places for the night and shared their experiences in real time for 6 hours.
#FIRECOP was trending for much of the night in Manhattan as firefighter Gregg Van De Creek and Riley Co. Police's Matthew Droge walked a mile in each other's shoes.
In addition to being informative, the night proved to be entertaining. Here are just some of our favorites from the night.
I was told I missed briefing, I said it's OK I'm wearing boxers #FIRECOP— Manhattan Fire (@ManhattanFD) March 29, 2014
Best part of my MFD training today was getting to use the Jaws of Life... Whole new found respect for scissors. #FIRECOP— RCPD (@RileyCountyPD) March 29, 2014
I also got to play water guns... With a very powerful nozzle. MFD can move a lot of water, trust me. #FIRECOP— RCPD (@RileyCountyPD) March 29, 2014
Today MFD had me go through training in a smoke filled building. Still impressed they can find their way in places like that. #FIRECOP— RCPD (@RileyCountyPD) March 29, 2014
What's one thing all cops and firemen have in common? They all want to be firemen! #FIRECOP— Eric (@H2O4FIRE) March 29, 2014
These guys are talking about studying for their training, impressed with how professional and still fun these guys are. #FIRECOP— RCPD (@RileyCountyPD) March 29, 2014
Quickly becoming jealous of the Fire Trucks, if only cop cars were this big... #FIRECOP— RCPD (@RileyCountyPD) March 28, 2014
I mentioned I've never ridden in a Fire Truck... We are going to take it for a spin, so I don't giggle like a 4 year old on a call. #FIRECOP— RCPD (@RileyCountyPD) March 28, 2014
Posted by: Nick Viviani