Firemen to be expelled from Union for saving lives

#1
If any firefighters are still around perhaps they'd like to comment on the following story, summarised as follows::

"Three men were today finding out if they could remain members of the Fire Brigades Union after they rushed to the aid of a person suffering a heart attack."

Maybe you'd like to try and convince us it's all about protecting the public as well.

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk...yContent&sourceNode=156408&contentPK=10971521
 
#2
Interesting story. I am based quite near Grantham and the ambulance service has a good First Responder scheme and there is an excellent BASICS scheme in the area. Firemen are limited to providing the same level of assistance as First Responders.

I am with the firemen's bosses on this one. If there is such a problem, the FBU should be pushing for the Ambulance Service to be better funded, rather than trying to get Trumpton to take on their role.
 
#3
i also used to live not a million miles from there, know a couple of the firefighters myself, and if its my old mate, i wouldnt have expected him to do anything less.
however, yes they should be pushing for the ambulance service to be better funded
 
#4
More antiquated FBU nonsense, which has more to do with full-time firefighters having to get out of their pits to respond to cardiac arrests, than it has to do with the deployment of appliances.
 

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