Attacks against Seattle firefighters lead to new approaches when handling calls

1261Truckie

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This has become a real problem out here, in Seattle. The city officials are wringing their hands and trying to figure out how to handle the problem. Too bad we can't go back to the good old days and solve the problem right there on scene. A stronger Police response, arrests and jail time might help but, hey, that might not be politically correct. Where has respect gone?
 

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This has become a real problem out here, in Seattle. The city officials are wringing their hands and trying to figure out how to handle the problem. Too bad we can't go back to the good old days and solve the problem right there on scene. A stronger Police response, arrests and jail time might help but, hey, that might not be politically correct. Where has respect gone?
Politically correct? F that just plain & simple what's right/correct. Blue states/cities gng to sh--.
 

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Just now ems member stabbed on run 20th & Steinway in Queens....you can't make this stuff up. BOX 7587.
 

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Just now ems member stabbed on run 20th & Steinway in Queens....you can't make this stuff up. BOX 7587.
Why should anybody be surprised, this is what to expect in NYC and other cities where the powered to be are oblivious to crime.
RIP Lieutenant.
 
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May Lieutenant Russo-Elling Rest In Peace. May her families at home and on the job be comforted. So sad.
 

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Politically correct? F that just plain & simple what's right/correct. Blue states/cities gng to sh--.
PC should be thrown out the window during an emergency! As you mentioned, Blue States are completely losing control and unfortunately it's only getting worse!
 

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Attacks on FFs and EMS members, as well as POs, are not new. My father, a BC, was knocked out and had his jaw broken when attacked at an all hands back in the 1980s. It was his last run. Attacks have certainly occurred probably since fire departments and emergency organizations were established. The tragic and senseless violent attack on Lieutenant Russo-Elling reminds us of the dangers involved working in emergency services in world that has seems to have lost respect for life, respect for others and respect for law and order. In addition to compassion for those we respond thanklessly to help, we also have to assume that those we respond to help might be violent, unstable and/or dangerous.

God bless LT Russo-Elling.
 

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Attacks on FFs and EMS members, as well as POs, are not new. My father, a BC, was knocked out and had his jaw broken when attacked at an all hands back in the 1980s. It was his last run. Attacks have certainly occurred probably since fire departments and emergency organizations were established. The tragic and senseless violent attack on Lieutenant Russo-Elling reminds us of the dangers involved working in emergency services in world that has seems to have lost respect for life, respect for others and respect for law and order. In addition to compassion for those we respond thanklessly to help, we also have to assume that those we respond to help might be violent, unstable and/or dangerous.

God bless LT Russo-Elling.
My uncle was Lt Joseph Donovan who was assigned to Boston's Ladder 4. June 3, 1967 they responded to Box 2141 and reported nothing showing. Lt Donovan wound the box and as he was entering the cab of the Seagrave shots rang out. Lt Donovan was shot in the hand which effectively ended his firefighting career. He later became a well respected instructor at the Fire Academy. Prayers for LT Russo-Elling.
 
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