Wednesday, December 31, 2008

This years Clueless award goes to the Concord Police department


Just in time, last minute entry wins the 2008 "Get a Clue" award
Concord Police department is awarded the First annual California Fire News
"Get a clue" trophy
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Law Enforcement assist with firefighting efforts
Apparently using a 2.5 pound fire extinguisher from a distance on this ripping, working apartment fire yesterday in Concord, A Concord Police departments officer is credited with the departments "Futility" award in conjunction with the First annual California Fire News "Get a clue" trophy.

Update: Reader comment - I believe they are Concord PD,
Firefighters had to yell " Get out of the way"
Apologies to the CoCo Sheriff which was originally credited with this brain fart!

The fire fighters did recover from the inhalation of the dry chemical powder incurred while trying to control induced laughing spasm's...
Possibly due to budget cuts apparently they did not hold hand extinguisher training this year?....
I would love to know what the other LE officer is thinking? I hope he is not a training officer,
And why are they even there? Are they really needed for anything at such an incident? Evacuations would seem to be an idea? traffic control, crowd control anything else but they appear to be just official spectators and in fact by looking at video and pictures might of hampered response by just getting in the way...

2 comments:

  1. Guess they figured that they stood in the wrong application line to get the job, but looking at this I'm glad they are not on a rig.

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  2. I believe they are Concord PD, not CoCoSO. The video on this is hilarious, towards the end the firefighters yell at the cops "GET OUT OF THE WAY!"

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