Report: 5 firefighters knew that man had collapsed near station; none helped, man later died

  • Article by: BEN NUCKOLS , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 21, 2014 - 12:59 PM

WASHINGTON — An internal investigation shows five District of Columbia firefighters were aware that a man had collapsed and needed medical attention across the street from a fire station, but none of them went to help.

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birdpeepFeb. 21, 14 2:14 PM

Perhaps these "fire fighters" aren't paid enough and they were on strike? Gotta love public empoyess, righ ?!

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GEdwardFeb. 21, 14 3:14 PM

Or perhaps they were just self-absorbed jerks with no concern about their fellow man.

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imperialmanFeb. 21, 14 4:09 PM

Contrary to popular opinion fire fighters and policeman aren't always heroes.

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engag47Feb. 21, 14 4:17 PM

@ birdpeep - seriously, there are a lot of public employees who work very hard and often put their lives at risk; GEdward is correct these guys are just idiots.

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pinky1933Feb. 21, 14 4:24 PM

1) both the mayor and his buddy who runs the DCFD need to go 2) firefighters have crazy bennies, including a lot of days off and "dead" time on job, that could be used other than lifting weights and cooking for the crew.

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bobblumenfelFeb. 21, 14 4:36 PM

@pinky1933: "firefighters have crazy bennies, including a lot of days off and "dead" time on job," ---- And when they're "on the job," they're putting their lives in danger fairly often. Not many of us can honestly make that claim.

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A440Feb. 21, 14 5:03 PM

nObama's DC.

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dougdodgeFeb. 21, 14 5:24 PM

These idiots are certainly not typical of most firefighters. Real firefighters are heroes, these monsters are not.

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supervon2Feb. 21, 14 6:08 PM

I bet the union defends them.

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pinky1933Feb. 21, 14 6:22 PM

Bobb , no doubt there are occasions their lives are at risk but the vast majority of their on-call work are nuisance calls and, overall, FAR less dangerous than police, foreign service in war zones, active duty, fishers, loggers and garbage men. Don't be obvious. My point remains the same: they are, comparatively, over compensated against other dangerous jobs but get a pass because their job has been over-glorified - full stop!

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