Saturday, January 5, 2013

There's just something about Illinois

When minutes count, police and fire rescue are only an hour away.


Anonymous said...

Deborah said... It would be wise to make calls to these nincompoops, regardless of where you live, because it sets precedent.

Marica said...

With all due respect, is it Illinois-- the inanimate state? Or Illinoisans-- the citizens who do nothing for fear of arrest?

JeffS said...

It might be bureaucratic indifference, Marica. A similar incident occurred in England, while the fire brigade bumbled around on shore, "following procedure".

But this sounds really odd. More so than the Brit story.

rinardman said...

..You have a leader and a victim observer [whose] job is to make contact visually with the victim and try to talk to him,...

Talk to him? Fighting for his life, in freezing water, and they want to talk to him?

V.O.- Hi, how you doin'?
Victim- Help me, please, I'm drowning!
V.O.- Ok, but I think you need to calm down, it's only water!
Victim- Heeelp!
V.O.- First, we need to establish that you realize where you are. Do you know where you are?
Victim- I'm dying!
V.O.- Well, that's your opinion, we have yet to establish that. How long have you been here?
Victim- sputter gasp glub glub

V.O.- Hey guys, nevermind, he just left. Let's go back to the house.

yojimbo said...

*wrongful death suit*