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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2002, 08:49 PM
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People of Britain... take care

Having just had a dodgy angle poised lamp catch fire... it wasn't great timing considering the Firefighters are all on strike.

So be extra vigilant with fire safety, if something in your house looks dodgy, dont use it. Don't leave the oven on... basically, keep safe all of y's.

Number one tip on chip pan fires... never throw water on them. It'll take your face off.

Use a damp teatowel, place it over the chip-pan (after turning it off at the wall. Or alternatively use a CO2 extinguisher if you have one. Which, not many people have in the house... but you may have at work. You get the general idea.

Another tip is to not wear shellsuits, reasons being

1) They are highly flammable
2) It's not 1987 anymore. You'll look like a fool, or an eccentric 40 year old keep fit fanatic.
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lol @ Shellsuits

22k someone said they earnt and they feel they are underpaid

Maybe some are, but the ones in my area were busy knocking down my door and window then realised the blokes the other side had got in 2 minutes earlier and I had to pay for my damages
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I think it's quite awful, asking for a 40% payrise and the way they see fit to go about making themselves heard is to put lives at risk. It is almost criminal.
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A woman has already died
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i agree

I think it's awful too about asking for a 40% pay rise, they've already been offered 11% as a pay rise, already at the moment they are on a hell of a lot more than nurses are, considering that both my parents are staff nusrses, they practically do the same job which is saving people's lives, why don't they just accept the pay rise, it's better than nothing which is what they will be getting if they carry on going on strike and putting people's lives at risk.
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It was just on the news, a newsflash in middle of United game, the woman died as it took 9 minutes for the replacements to arrive
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Ahhhhhhh.... If you need a fireman, I suggest that you ring up Julie! She has been known to keep a few fireman on hand in case of, ahhhhh, emergency?
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I think it is ridiculous that what they are moaning and for a job which aim to save lives, they deserve a big fat if someone have the misfortune of getting killed becuase of these, I hope those people in charge of making the strike get prosevuted fro manslaughter

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A woman has died? Oh, that's dreadful...

I don't claim to be an expert here but a lot of the firefighters will have families to support and to strike is not a decision to take lightly. I think to "be" a firefighter you need a lot of compassion and courage. I hope this situation is resolved soon...

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It was just on the news, a newsflash in middle of United game, the woman died as it took 9 minutes for the replacements to arrive
They will never get any sympathy from the general public now

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IMO this strike is morally wrong.
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True firefighters do it because they want to save lives, not for the money, although we all want to have a wage
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Well it'd be interesting to post some article stating what they want, how they are paid, what are they complaining about etc. to see if we can criticise this action or not.

I personally have a huge respect for firefighters and i do believe they deserve to be well-paid.
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True firefighters do it because they want to save lives, not for the money, although we all want to have a wage
Why would a firefighter choose such a profession, then? I don't think I could charge into a burning building... A lot of these people have young families and have to make a decent living.

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Because it is well paid already Franziska, it brings acclaim to them as well.

They may have young families, but would you risk peoples lives for money?

No decent human being would

Basically they want a 40% payrise and have only been offered 11%

Like Veggy said, nurses save lives and don't complain much, they are underpaid.

Firefighters ruined my place when they didn't need too and the ones in my town are rude and arrogant

They are all guilty tonight of manslaughter
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