Between April and July of this year, there were 10 attacks on firefighters in Bradford, with the majority of them being carried out by groups of teenagers.
But these vile and abhorrent incidents also included firefighters getting abused by gobby motorists for DARING to close roads in order to deal with major incidents such as serious road traffic collisions.
Unfortunately, we often hear about attacks on the emergency services, but few people would have heard about attacks on Firefighters and yet they DO happen. And more often than what you might think – not just in Bradford, but across the country.
Isn’t it a shame that the Firefighters can’t train their high pressure water hoses on the individuals who decide to attack them? What do these imbeciles hope to achieve by attacking a firefighter!?
Are these attacks motivated by jealously because the cowards who attack the firefighters would never have the courage or bravery required to run into a burning building in order to save a complete stranger?
The fact that this is happening in the 21st century is a national disgrace and an embarrassment to this country.
Just think how boring your life must be, that you feel the need to ambush firefighters as they try to do their job!?
How shameful must someone be, to, upon seeing a firefighter, feel the need to attack them?
Almost a third of the cowardly attacks on firefighters which have happened took place in West Yorkshire, Bradford, with large rocks and stones being thrown on three occasions and other “missiles” being thrown twice.
According to an article in The Telegraph & Argus, On April 13 at 7.50pm crews were called to a bin fire in the park at Horton Park.
When the crews arrived they came under immediate attack from groups of youths who started throwing missiles and threatened to start more fires.
The police were called to the scene by the fire service, but the gang continued to throw objects at the crews and at the police when they arrived.
On May 13 at 6.45pm crews were attending a fire at the former Yorkshire Martyrs school when an unknown projectile was thrown at a fire engine, damaging the window on the driver’s side.
It was just by sheer luck that no-one was hurt during this attack.
On May at 6.10pm firefighters closed part of Mount Street to deal with an incident when they were threatened by a motorist because they felt inconvenienced by the road closure.
On June 5, just after midnight, crews were verbally abused and had objects thrown at them whilst attending an incident at Lindley Park.
And on July 23 at 9.50pm crews were called to put out a fire on playing fields to Reevy Crescent.
When they arrived a gang of boys “got very aggressive” and threatened to relight the fire if crews put it out.
It would seem that the morons attacking these firefighters think that they have the ‘right’ to just set fire to things. What utter c__kwombles!
Firefighters, just like anyone else, should be allowed to defend themselves using reasonable force.
I cannot imagine for one second that anyone of sound mind would berate a firefighter for defending their crew when faced with these disgraceful and shameful individuals who carry out these vile attacks.
And who will these numpties call should their house ever catch fire? But the same numpties who attack firefighters will NEVER be worthy or deserving of their help.
But then thats just my own humble opinion. I am sure you will have yours…
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