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    Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says - CNN.com

    (CNN) -- Marie Mills held her 77-year-old father, who had collapsed outside in a Washington street. She screamed for help.A passerby rushed across the street to bang on the door of a fire station, knowing that firefighters are trained to provide emergency medical help.
    But they wouldn't leave the station.
    The same thing happened when two more people tried to summon the firefighters for assistance, Mills says.

    "We looked across the street at the fire station. There was a firefighter that was actually standing against the fire apparatus," she told CNN affiliate WJLA. "Everybody started trying to wave him over." But the firefighter said he had to be dispatched first.

    If this is actually what happened......

    Emergency Response can't respond without a "proper 911" call????

    They can't walk/run across the street????

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

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    If this is actually what happened......

    Emergency Response can't respond without a "proper 911" call????

    They can't walk/run across the street????
    Maybe it's a requirement in their union contract...
    The question is more important than the answer!

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    Maybe it's a requirement in their union contract...
    If that's the case...I hope they get sued into oblivion.

    If you're trained to save lives, and that's your chosen profession, and you personally witness a person in an obviously life-threatening situation, but refuse to help..... then a giant F U to you and I hope hell exists just for those kinds of people.

    (not you personally Disputatious71)

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Hard to get your head around that.

    Reminds me of the story i saw here a couple of years ago where firefighters made the effort to attend the burning home of someone who hadn't paid their $80 taxes - or some ridiculously low amount. They stood there and watched his house burn to the ground. Yeah i know, the homeowner messed up, he didn't pay that $80 bucks. Still the firefighters took the time to go there and stood and watched it burn. How about put out the fire and get the $80 later. Common sense prevails. How any firefighter or someone trained in life saving techniques can just stand there and do nothing is beyond me.

    Firefighters put out fires and administer life saving techniques to those that require them. At least that's what they're trained to do until idiotic rules come into play.

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Not one paramedic I know working for the fire departments in Arizona would refuse to help. It's what they do.










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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    Maybe it's a requirement in their union contract...
    You didn't read the article. The union stated otherwise.










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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    A friend tried to call 911 for a man who collapsed outside a strip mall. They asked for the address but he didn't know it (like anyone ever does) he told 911 where the strip mall was, on such and such a street just off of the highway and which store he was in front of but they refused to do anything without an address. Another bystander ran inside and got the address from the manager. A total waste of time but that was their procedure. FYI the friend is a rescue worker and deals with 911 all the time but usually it is 911 that calls him.
    Never found out what happened to the man who collapsed.
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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    The union has sincerely apologized, the DC gov't is investigating itself and proper concern has been expressed by the DC mayor - expect little else to be done other than a transfer of public funds to the victim's estate (hush money).
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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    You didn't read the article. The union stated otherwise.
    I must have missed that requirement to reply to this thread...
    The question is more important than the answer!

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    I must have missed that requirement to reply to this thread...
    Not a requirement, just a helpful hint so someone doesn't look like a partisan hack and ill informed ass....

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