Your kidding me!

rogerazz

4x4 Earth Contributer
The woman rescue person waded out there a couple of times while they sat in the car???? good thing it held while they spent time getting out instead of high tailing it quickly before things got worse.
Just put a rope around them and let them wade in and get wet for the trouble :eek:.
Maybe they were film stars and did not want to mess up the make up???????
 

discomatt

Well-Known Member
Absolute madness, just get out of the car and walk out ya muppets, I have seen blokes in their late 50's walk a river deeper than that and flowing almost as fast with snow melt and freezing in their jocks to assess whether its safe to drive across.
Once again I wish the virus targeted stupid people not old and sick people
 

rogerazz

4x4 Earth Contributer
Absolute madness, just get out of the car and walk out ya muppets, I have seen blokes in their late 50's walk a river deeper than that and flowing almost as fast with snow melt and freezing in their jocks to assess whether its safe to drive across.
Once again I wish the virus targeted stupid people not old and sick people
Funny that. I travelled to New Zealand in 2011 and went into the mountains near Hokitika in the South Island. We hunted deer wading through freezing and fast flowing rivers up to waist height, around midnight, with full on gear and guns. Got to bunk up in the hut and then got up again around three in the morning, put our wet gear back on and did it again. Yep , lucky my son grabbed me one time as I was going under. :eek:.
I was sixty seven years old at the time. Maybe it was on my unexpected bucket list.:D.
I would have let those people get out and do it for themselves , not risk other people.
I may be old but I am not sick. In the head maybe. :cool:.
Pics of Grassy Flats Hut and surrounding rivers.
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Albynsw

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Should make that bunch of retarded dropkicks pay for the time and equipment used to save their sorry arses.

I don’t see the drop kicks as the issue so much. I would suggest they are just following direction from those in charge of the rescue which got out of hand following protocol. And you can’t blame them for doing that because if they didn’t and something went horribly wrong they would get hung out to dry
What stands out to me is this is the world we live in now.
 

itlldoo

Well-Known Member
wow ! WTF
i will say thou that the SES woman with the rope needs retraining, to have your body between the rope and a solid object is not the done thing at any stage of a rescue.
 

Triton14

Well-Known Member
Absolute madness, just get out of the car and walk out ya muppets
Come on man, they are BMW owners.
They didnt want to get their loafers or heels wet :)

4 people could have just got out & pushed that car 6 metres without getting their undies wet :p
 

Rusty Panels

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Should have pushed it further back with the backhoe to check the depth in the middle!
I've had more water flowing through my garage in a storm than that.
 

discomatt

Well-Known Member
As mentioned it just highlights the over regulated soft cock world we live in. Get used to it because it will only get worse until western civilisation collapses
 

smitty_r51

Well-Known Member
I figured it was a training exercise but then the occupants would have had high viz and life jackets on just in case.
 

typhoeus

Well-Known Member
that was only a little more than ankle deep, , , , would they have stayed in the car if SES couldnt get there for a couple of hours? No one takes ownership of anything these days, especially if it might cost something.
 

Chatty

Well-Known Member
As an ex-SES Unit Manager, there's a number of problems in play here.
SES members are, by and large, untrained civvies who are looking for a bit of excitement in their lives. Quite often they have found life in the fire services too hard (physically and mentally) and SES presents an easier option to them. Thinking outside the box is not their forte.
They then go to specialist training to get the skills they need - but this training is generally given by more experienced SES volunteers who have been doing things "their way" for the last 300 years. So, the ability to think differently about problems is quashed from the get-go. I could tell you horror stories about SES training courses I have been to where I could prove that what was being taught was incorrect, but I was told "that's the way we've always done it, that's what you need to do to pass the assessment". So, faulty practices get built into the system and reinforced from generation to generation.
And finally we have the paid staff, who generally have little to no experience in emergency services, but who, because they are paid staff outrank all the volunteers. So a lack of experience and knowledge is rewarded with pay and management status. All these paid staff know is "do the job the way you were taught". So, the dodgy training gets enmeshed into the system and no one has the balls or knowledge to change things.
 

TYNO87

Active Member
So wait was this actually a real situation?
They should have brought all the local news stations down to film it and made sure they got their faces, then broadcast what a bunch of nitwits the people in the car were for wasting SES’ time. They looked like a smug pack of wankers when they were getting out. If as above it, was a case of the SES doing things too “by the book” regardless of the situation that should have been highlighted too.
 
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John U

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"That's the way we've always done things" is regularly quoted as one of the most dangerous phrases any has said.

I can't help but think it won't be too long until the SES needs to become a fully paid occupation. They seem to be called on all too frequently these days. Same may apply to the CFA.
 

discomatt

Well-Known Member
The CFA is currenntly undergoing massive changes due to the whole fire services changing in Vic, thank goodness as well , althongh they are greatly appreciated when needed there is / was a lot lacking in the CFA
 
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