Emergency services/Local press

Started by: PeterP (9475)

I have noticed lately than when ever there is an incident requiring the Emergency services that the press are reporting not only how many vehicles are sent to the incident but also the number/type of personnel involved? Is there a hidden agenda to this? I have commented in the past about some excessive use of vehicles/persons attending incidents while some other times people have to wait hours for Emmergency vehicles?

Started: 17th Jan 2020 at 17:21

Posted by: tonker (25475) 

Like the ten or so police vehicles and fifteen police officers who were sent to assist Wigan council and court bailiffs in evicting a couple of Irish travellers from their illegally set-up site in Ashton?

Replied: 20th Jan 2020 at 00:40

Posted by: FAT MICK (inactive)

For a few years now they've been telling us what kind of car was a a crash.
Yes they might tell you how many vehicles are sent to the incident and how many personnel but I think thats just to make the story a bit longer, what they should be doing is asking questions and report on the nitty gritty of what was going on.

Replied: 20th Jan 2020 at 06:57

Posted by: PeterP (9475)

Today WEP crash on A580 between a car and lorry.One person injured and cut out of car. 2 fire engines plus tech response vehicle,Air ambulance 2 ambulances 2 rapid response vehicles with an advanced medic plus an operational commander plus at least 2 police cars to stop the traffic

Replied: 21st Jan 2020 at 14:11
Last edited by PeterP: 21st Jan 2020 at 20:05:32

Posted by: PeterP (9475)

Today WEP reported a body has been recovered from the canal at Wigan. At least 5 police cars 2 rapid response vehicles 2 ambulances and 2 fire engines attended the scene. What a waste of man power Does a Doctor have to attend to say the man is dead?

Replied: 3rd Feb 2020 at 15:14

Posted by: tonker (25475) 

They could have taken him to the nearest doctor's surgery and a doctor could have pronounced him dead there. Technically, an ambulance isn't supposed to transport dead persons.

Replied: 4th Feb 2020 at 19:38

Posted by: PeterP (9475)

Tonker ambulances have transported dead bodies but book them down has dead on arrival.

Replied: 4th Feb 2020 at 22:23


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