Shropshire fire service spends £4,000 rescuing OBESE people
0 Comments Firefighters were called in to help with moving bariatric patients on nine occasions over that time.
Their most recent rescue mission involved moving a patient who weighed more than 20 stone into a lift – a procedure that required three appliances and cost more than £850.
Their help has set the taxpayer back a total of £3,979.92 over the last four financial years.
Fire service bosses today insisted the cost is secondary to helping members of the community.
“The costs are minimal in terms of the grand scheme of things and we do not have a large number of incidents,” said John... read more
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