Fireman in a spin

  spikeychris 18:45 07 Aug 06

If you live in the North West of England you will probably be sick to death of watching/listening to click here They where just messing around and someone posted the video to the press and his boss.

Is it sooo bad?

Bad example and all that but mountain and mole hill come to mind.

A rospa spokesman has been rolled out as the issue gathers momentum.

  Joe R 18:54 07 Aug 06


saw this on the news earlier, and am of the same opinion as yourself.

It was some high jinks by workers in a very stressful job, and there was no-one hurt or injured, and also no other people involved.

Must have been a slack day for newsworthy items.

  Curio 18:56 07 Aug 06

Health and Safety stopping Firemen sliding down their poles to prevent dangerous accidents! - They can enter burning buildings though!! How daft can you get. I would have thought they were more likely to injure themselves hurtling down a couple of flights of stairs to get to the Fire Engines than using the pole.

  SG Atlantis® 19:42 07 Aug 06

click here

click here the video...

No one was hurt but tell me this, what would have happened had he been though?

  spikeychris 19:48 07 Aug 06

Pauline Fowlers and Dot Cottons pagers would activate, they would be dropped in from a helicopter and sorted it!

  Forum Editor 19:49 07 Aug 06

but they don't abandon common sense as a result.

This incident just confirms what I've always known - firefighters are as capable of being downright stupid as anyone else.

Time for that particular firefighter to grow up a little methinks.

  wee eddie 20:23 07 Aug 06

The potential for disaster was much too high

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:48 07 Aug 06

A terrible example to set by someone in a responsible position.

Unfortunately made much worse by the media coverage.

  SG Atlantis® 21:58 07 Aug 06

They are in a job that everyone hopes are never needed, no one wants fires, so they have to sit about waiting - bored (they can't train all the time).

They are allowed a bit of craic like anyone else!

  Forum Editor 22:53 07 Aug 06

in comfortable surroundings, being well-paid, with plenty to read, able to watch TV, study for various qualifications, pursue hobbies, cook meals,etc. Occasionally - but only occasionally - they have to fight fires, mostly very small ones.

Normal people, with a grain of commonsense don't climb into commercial washing machines and allow themselves to be filmed as they spin around.

  ade.h 23:18 07 Aug 06

Would you really want a house fire to be attended by someone who is too dumb to realise the danger in getting into a spinning tumble dryer?

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