I am writing this post as I sit on medical cover for the fire fighters from my station and those from the neighbouring station. I have spoken in the past, even only this week on EMS garage, how sometimes the relationships between the UK Fire Service and the Ambulance Services can be strained.
Things have been getting better recently with the initiatives of joint training for RTC’s etc, but as I sit here watching the lads get stuck into big fire, I realise that all the little bickering that goes on between us, really is unfounded. We as an ambulance service have a job to do, the Fire Brigade have a job to do. Sometimes we meet on a job, sometimes, like now, I get to stand back and watch the professionalism of the UK Fire service in action.
I for one though, will happily stand at the edge of the exclusion zone, firmly behind a fire appliance!
CKemtp from ‘ Life under the lights ‘ also has a interesting video on his blog of a large fire he just missed out on attending yesterday. Click here to have a look at that video footage.
(Photograph used with the explicit consent of the Fire Officer in charge on scene)