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    Firefighters told: Don't climb ladders - because they are too dangerous

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    [size=14pt]No more ladders, fire poles, or running[/size]
    If there was so much as a cat stuck in a tree, the firefighters of Ampthill would be up their ladders in a trice.

    But now they have been told they cannot even bring down old festival bunting... because that would be too dangerous.

    The crews have been barred from cleaning up after their community's Gala Day, which took place in early July...Deputy chief fire officer Graeme Smith said: "Yes it sounds like the world has gone mad. Firefighters will climb ladders to rescue people from burning buildings but not to remove bunting after a festival...In August 2006, staff at Devon fire brigade were told to use the stairs instead of sliding down their poles - in case they hurt themselves.

    Health and safety officials decided the poles were a hazard despite them being used to shave off vital seconds for 130 years.

    As a result, Devon's newest fire station - the £ 2.4million Greenbank station in Plymouth - was built without one - leaving officers flabbergasted....In December 2005, fire crews in Merseyside were also banned from going running – in case they injured themselves and claimed damages.
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    Re: Firefighters told: Don't climb ladders - because they are too dangerous

    The level of idiocy in todays world continues to baffle and amaze me.
    Maybe they should stop responding to fires too, after all, they might get hurt there....everyone knows fires are dangerous.....

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    Re: Firefighters told: Don't climb ladders - because they are too dangerous

    Wasting all that water on a fire could be hazardous for the whole community. Not to mention all that pressure a fire hose creates.

    Replace their axes with cell phones so they can call for help!


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    Re: Firefighters told: Don't climb ladders - because they are too dangerous

    Ah the way of the world. Get a few idiots in a position of authority and they create stupid rules and by-laws like this.
    Some call this progress.. ;D
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    Re: Firefighters told: Don't climb ladders - because they are too dangerous

    Sounds like your better off watching the house burn and collect the insurance money.

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