It is a sad time when the emergency services are having to release and share videos asking people to refrain from abusing and assaulting them.
But that is exactly what West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service have had to now do owing to the frequency with which their firefighters are being abused and assaulted.
It is still too early to tell if the new Assaults on Emergency Services (Workers) Act is going to make any difference to the situation.
Anyone who assaults a member of the emergency services, in my own humble opinion, has some serious issues.
Not least because of their abhorrent attitude, but also because of the fact that when they see a brave member of the emergency services in uniform then they see them as a target!
In truth, the idiots who assault members of the emergency services are utter cowards.
It’s not as if emergency services personnel can deliver any ‘summary punishment’ to them for acting like an utter c__kwomble.
So instead, the emergency services are having to make and share videos asking people not to assault them.
Our #MoreThanAUniform campaign aims to open people’s eyes to the fact that if you attack a firefighter, you may be attacking a mum or dad, wife or husband, friend or neighbour.
Our crews have already experienced a handful of attacks this year.
— West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (@WYFRS) November 1, 2018
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