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US Coast Guard Captures Drug Sub

Old 14th Jul 2019, 03:13
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Originally Posted by Typhoon Tripacer View Post
That statistic really got me interested. Checking the UK statistics there were 66 UK fire fighter fatalities between 1986 and 2014. Let’s say 2.4 per year. In the same period in the USA there were 3211 fire fighter deaths (inc. 340 fire fighters at the World Trade Centre) so about 115 per year. As the population of the UK is very approximately 4 times less than USA the statistic seems to stand up, at least as far as the UK rather than EU is concerned.
I suspect that the US stats include wild/forrest fire crew's, which is a whole different risk profile than your typical UK fire incident.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 08:29
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Originally Posted by ion_berkley View Post
I suspect that the US stats include wild/forrest fire crew's, which is a whole different risk profile than your typical UK fire incident.
Also of note - according to the official figures from gov.uk, of that number of 66 only 31 were "Whilst attending incidents". Of the remainder 5 were during training and 30 were "natural causes or other" whilst on duty. For what they do, UK firefighters have remarkably low "on the job" fatality figures.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 19:32
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Originally Posted by West Coast View Post
Mission accomplished, well done CG. Onboard the RN vessel also following the drug boat there were meetings upon meetings, the lads teleconferenced in the MoD, with a final result being to surrender the ship’s complement of iPods to the narco sailors.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 20:10
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One sees one as sometimes being a mischief maker
UK firemen get shot at less than USA firemen (and ambulance men) when on the scene...
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 21:34
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If we show mindless bravery by jumping onto a moving boat (gasp !) we are foolhardy yahoos.

If we “put a few rounds in the hull” we are trigger happy yahoos.

If we let them escape we are incompetent yahoos.

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Old 14th Jul 2019, 21:39
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UK firemen get shot at less than USA firemen (and ambulance men) when on the scene...
Here in Houston some firefighters have been issued ballistic vests for active shooter situations. And we're not the first city to do so. Yes, it sucks that it's needed, but that's the way it is.

https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/a...-firefighters/
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 01:14
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One sees one as sometimes being a mischief maker

Good to have a laugh from time to time.
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