In one two-day period, we responded to 55 calls during a "nor'easter" storm. During a hurricane, we had 113 calls in two days. During blackouts, we responded numerous times to fire alarm problems. We stood by during snowstorms and blizzards, always responding somewhere to help someone with a problem. During one blizzard, I listened to the scanner as the Bronx, NY, fire radio said an entire company of firefighters had jumped out of an upper- floor window.