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Author Topic: Firefighters attacked  (Read 1190 times)
lyledunn
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« on: July 14, 2017, 09:21:21 AM »

The peculiarities of Northern Ireland see huge bonfires set alight on 11th July every year. Invariably some get out of control and require fire service intervention. The poor firefighters, just doing their job, are often attacked with stones and bottles thrown by inebriated young louts. The police response is minimal and arrests or repercussions are rare. If it's ok to throw stones it is ok to give a teacher a hard time or be nasty with a nurse in A and E. Society will disintegrate if discipline is lazy. Can I ask if  similar incidents occur elsewhere in the UK?
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Bruce89
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 08:26:20 PM »

Yes, one reason (not the only I add), why appliances are often fitted with cameras.
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Messy
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 01:51:13 PM »

I am not sure that anything on the mainland compares with the 11th night bonfires and in particular, the methods NIFRS use to deal with them.

I was in NI last week and saw how the fire service plan for the evening. Proper community engagement at a level unknown elsewhere.

They've had years of this to get it right. I am not going to discuss their approach here but its far less gung ho than other fire and rescue services
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