The fire department was called to the scene of a large fire. One truck arrived well ahead of the others, with the driver speeding through the streets. He quickly doused the flames.

At a dinner given in the fireman’s honor, the mayor gave a speech about how he had saved the building, as well as those around it, by getting there so fast and extinguishing the fire.

“What can we give you to show our gratitude for your work?” asked the mayor.

“Brakes,” replied the fireman.