Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Going Round In A Tumble Dryer

This has nothing to do with Teaching but I think it show the way our society is heading.

BBC News

This daft fireman got into a tumble dryer and his mates filmed him going round. They then stupidly sent the film to the media. A spokesman from the Fire Brigade described getting into a tumble dryer and going round a few times as "A reckless Act". Another described it as "Extremely dangerous"

Are these people mad? This bloke runs into burning buildings for a living. If my house ever goes up in a blaze and I end up standing on my roof with the flames licking at my toes, I want to know that there is someone down there who had the bottle to get into a tumble dryer and shout "Turn it on!". A veteran of several revolutions in a tumble dryer as a young man, invariably fuelled by alcohol, I can confirm that you might get a few minor bruises, which should teach you not to do it again. You would not however catch me attempting to fight fires, which is something that really is dangerous.

The proper way to deal with this would be for the Boss to gather them all around, tell them never to film themselves in uniform and also the stupidity of sending anything to the media. Then make those involved polish the fire engine for a week, run round the station for several hours in all their kit or anything else unpleasant. But no, we are going to have a full inquiry, which will no doubt conclude that "Fireman Jones went round in a tumble dryer ten times" As a taxpayer, I don't want to pay for this. Instead, I want it to be made a compulsory part of Fireman training.

The next thing you know, they'll start building Firestations without poles because of Health and Safety...

17 comments:

Rosey said...

Well, that is just funny!

Rick said...

Hear hear, Mr C.

PS 'veteren' - get your spellcheck going again. Ha!

Anonymous said...

My mate Paul used to get in tumble dryers at launderettes 30 or more years ago. He didn't bother trying to cushion himself with anything, though, like this big-girl's blouse of a firefighter. Mind you, I tried it once, but panicked and had to kick the door open after about half a revolution.

Anonymous said...

I agree What will a full enquiry do for the taxpayer? what will it discover that anyone with half a brain doesn't already know?

As for bringing the service into disrepute ... who will remember in a weeks time..... well I WILL especially if they succeed in wasting my money on such an asinine exercise in mismanagement

Anonymous said...

That reminds me of the morning I jumped off my bicycle at the bus stop and broke up a fight between kids from my school and the one round the corner.

It earned me a bollocking from the headteacher because I hadn't been wearing a helmet...

Cynical

Anonymous said...

"The next thing you know, they'll start building Firestations without poles because of Health and Safety..."

You speak in jest, but they haven't build fire stations with poles for at least 20 years now - because of Health and (F*****g) Safety

Rose said...

What do the firemen/women use instead of a pole?

F Davis said...

After 2007 they'll be able to use A Bulgarian or a Romanian instead of a Pole.

miss sunderstood said...

apparentlly all of the Poles called Walter are busy at athletic events around the world

MuppetLord said...

Sadly....Pole 'too dangerous' for firemen from the Daily Telegraph.

Now the firemen can break their legs running down 2 flights of stairs....

The Jabberwock said...

Does that mean pole dancing establishments will have to have health and safety inspections (just in case the dancers hurt themselves)? Then they could be closed down on health and safety grounds (a bit like Al Capone being finally brought to book for tax evasion).

The Jabberwock said...

Does that mean pole dancing establishments will have to have health and safety inspections (just in case the dancers hurt themselves)? Then they could be closed down on health and safety grounds (a bit like Al Capone being finally brought to book for tax evasion).

The Jabberwock said...

Apologies for double posting - behind Great Firewall of Whitehall.

Anonymous said...

After 2007 they'll be able to use A Bulgarian or a Romanian instead of a Pole.

^^^^^^^^^^^^


LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

I snorted.

James said...

Personally, I hope the Station Officer had the whole bunch of them on punishment duty for a month for being such a bunch of complete and utter pillocks.

And the solution to the pole question is obvious. Just put the crew-room on the ground floor!

Anonymous said...

turning todays leaders into tomorrows learners lololol (if you teacher can teach)

amelia windeatt said...

how can a child born for joy sit in aroom and write lolololol dont say this to your teacher

;)