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16 fire crews

capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,828
edited July 2012 in The bottom bracket
16 fire crews
+hundreds of police
+ M6 closed for most of the day

All to put out a fake cigarette on a bus.

There was a decontamination unit, police marksmen, the works. Anyone else think this has gone into the realms of overdoing it?

Just considering the firecrews alone, what did those in charge think was in the bus? I reckon they'd have less for a petrol tanker!

My colleague here at work has this theory that there is a TV program somewhere in Europe, most likely Germany, called "What the British have done this week". It's presented on the lines of You've Been Framed, and highlights all the bonkers stuff that goes on here. The rest of the world must be p1ssing themselves laughing at us. :(


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  • MonkeypumpMonkeypump Posts: 1,528
    And what if it had been an actual bomb and they only sent one of the traffic patrol units?

    I agree it was a little OTT, but hindsight is a wonderful thihg.
  • pdstsppdstsp Posts: 1,264
    Much as I depsise the Sun the headline today is pretty cool - picture of the bus surrounded by marksmen et al and the headline "I am 'avin a censored " - made me laugh.
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Exactly what Monkeypump said.

    The police got a call from a passenger saying that there was someone on the bus acting suspiciously with smoke coming out of his bag. I seem to remember that was exactly what was seen before one of the tube bombings on 7th July 2005.
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  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    The Police statement maintained the response was proportionate. The Sun is very naughty. :D
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    RideOnTime wrote:
    The Police statement maintained the response was proportionate. The Sun is very naughty. :D

    Can think of a better word than naughty for The Sun. Begins with a C and ends in T and has a U, S and an N in it.
  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    Gazzaputt wrote:
    RideOnTime wrote:
    The Police statement maintained the response was proportionate. The Sun is very naughty. :D

    Can think of a better word than naughty for The Sun. Begins with a C and ends in T and has a U, S and an N in it.

    +1
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  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,386
    mudcow007 wrote:
    Gazzaputt wrote:
    RideOnTime wrote:
    The Police statement maintained the response was proportionate. The Sun is very naughty. :D

    Can think of a better word than naughty for The Sun. Begins with a C and ends in T and has a U, S and an N in it.

    +1
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  • DavidBelcherDavidBelcher Posts: 2,684
    mudcow007 wrote:
    Gazzaputt wrote:
    RideOnTime wrote:
    The Police statement maintained the response was proportionate. The Sun is very naughty. :D

    Can think of a better word than naughty for The Sun. Begins with a C and ends in T and has a U, S and an N in it.

    +1

    +2. Murdoch's zero-credibility redtop rag strikes again.

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  • plowmarplowmar Posts: 1,032
    But what could all those people have done if it had been a bomb, other than been more sacrificial lambs??????
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Bit concious of the dates, so there would be a massive response. Added to this, they have just reported that 5 men were held last week on terror charges after finding guns and ammo in their car in S Yorks, so good call for the bus drama IMHO.
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,828
    plowmar wrote:
    But what could all those people have done if it had been a bomb, other than been more sacrificial lambs??????
    Yup.

    If there had been a bomb big enough to warrant all those fire engines, they would have been in the radius of the blast.
    and all the surrounding neighbourhood would have been without support because they were stuck on the motorway.

    I really get the feeling that this was more of a 'dress rehearsal' rather than the correct response, they had all the plan in place so "let's see if it works".


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  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    I thought this was a thread about a long lost john hughes film. :D
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  • t.m.h.n.e.tt.m.h.n.e.t Posts: 2,265
    The last time I burned my toast 21 fire crews,a priest and Paul Gascoigne carrying beer and a fishing rod turned up.
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Capt Slog wrote:
    plowmar wrote:
    But what could all those people have done if it had been a bomb, other than been more sacrificial lambs??????
    Yup.

    If there had been a bomb big enough to warrant all those fire engines, they would have been in the radius of the blast.
    and all the surrounding neighbourhood would have been without support because they were stuck on the motorway.

    I really get the feeling that this was more of a 'dress rehearsal' rather than the correct response, they had all the plan in place so "let's see if it works".

    And how big is such a bomb ?
    what's that you say ? you don't know ?
    Fire crews don't just put out fires.
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  • plowmarplowmar Posts: 1,032
    From my reading of Capt Slog's response he was asking what size of problem, bomb or otherwise, needs 16 fire engines and for them then to be parked less than 100 metres from the bus.

    what's that you say ? you don't know ? I think we should ask mr Bush about the knowing of unknowns don't you?

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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,828
    MattC59 wrote:
    Fire crews don't just put out fires.

    This is true, they would have been put to use cutting all the policeman out of their cars :lol:


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  • t.m.h.n.e.tt.m.h.n.e.t Posts: 2,265
    And fatties from bedrooms - cats from trees - lapdancing in thongs
  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    Capt Slog wrote:
    MattC59 wrote:
    Fire crews don't just put out fires.

    This is true, they would have been put to use cutting all the policeman out of their cars :lol:


    Agree, because they certainly ain't ordnance disposal. Oh no Siree.

    Funky yellow hats though. Chapeau!
  • jordan_217jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    MattC59 wrote:
    Fire crews don't just put out fires.

    True, they also do a bit of plumbing, electrical work and conservatory installations.
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  • nickellisnickellis Posts: 239
    The last time I burned my toast 21 fire crews,a priest and Paul Gascoigne carrying beer and a fishing rod turned up.

    ROFL :lol:

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