Monday, November 5, 2012
Thanks to Dave Statter www.Statter911.com for sharing this story with us:
Above are interviews with firefighters from
Manchester, England who were attacked on Sunday while dealing with two
trash fires. It is not uncommon in the U.K. for firefighters to be lured
into such traps by young thugs. At the bottom of the post is the raw
video from the dash-cam.
Crews from Heywood Fire Station, Rochdale, were
despatched on one of the busiest nights of the year to two wheelie bin
fires on Deeplish Road at around 5.08pm yesterday.
The bins had been ignited by thugs who waited for the
firefighters – after they extinguished the blaze, the team saw the group
of hooded youths waiting for them and decided to reverse dowm the
orad rather than drive towards them.
But as their engine backed up, the group pounced on them and
threw bricks at the window – one violent yob comes just yards away from
the vehicle and launches a missile at it, smashing the windscreen and
rendering it useless for the night.
The crew, from Heywood, near Manchester, were said to have been left “extremely shaken” but unhurt.
The engine had to be taken off the road for repair work to “severe” damage.
Assistant Chief Fire Officer Peter O’Reilly added: “This is
the busiest time of year for our crews and the community expects us to
be on call for bonfire and all other incidents – because of these
irresponsible actions, this has now had an impact on our resources.
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