Irish Coast Guard no longer allowed to Respond using Blue Lights
#1
https://www.thejournal.ie/coast-guard-bl...2-Feb2019/
#2
Going by our crowd down here it's not a bad call.
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#3
(20-02-2019, 10:12 AM)Ballast Wrote: Going by our crowd down here it's not a bad call.

Training needed yes.

Front line emergency service now sitting in traffic going to a life threatening call you think is ok?
#4
Never said it was ok, this is a management problem no training provided to drive on lights now people will suffer, reason for my comment is from experience seeing mops being forced onto the footpath and the use of lights and sirens when not needed is fairly common down our way, to the point they are now mostly ignored so if it put manners on people then I'm all for it, should it be reviewed and changed with proper training 100% but you can't have Walt's driving wagons with everything flashing and screaming when they don't even know the basics of driving a es vehicle.
The less you give a feck, The happier you'll be!!
#5
Training Training Training.
Never mind blue lights, some do not have the necessary experience to drive 4x4 vehicles off road. Good intentions and a B licence passed when you were just starting college is not always appropriate for drivig a heavy 4x4 in challenging conditions. The public expect a certain amount of skill comes with the blue lights and the markings. Try to throw a 4x4 around the road the same way you would do a small hatchback and it will bite.
#6
I was volunteering on the Tall Ships a few years ago. At the end of the Friday, I overheard two CG men talk about how "cool" it was to be seen driving using beacons ..... Later that evening I saw them driving down the quays, pedestrianised for the Tall ships, lights going . Two fucking numptys.
#7
(20-02-2019, 11:53 PM)480905 Wrote: I was volunteering on the Tall Ships a few years ago. At the end of the Friday, I overheard two CG men talk about how "cool" it was to be seen driving using beacons ..... Later that evening I saw them driving down the quays, pedestrianised for the Tall ships, lights going . Two fucking numptys.

If it’s the same event, a Skipper barked down the radio at us to have the vehicle stop & escorted from the corden & guild street. They were met by very same Skipper who emparted some wisdom.
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#8
Yep, I believe they were stopped by AGS . They couldn't see what they were doing wrong. I've huge respect for volunteers doing this work, but when you have Walters in these organisations who think they are something they're not ,it only lends itself to bad situations.
(21-02-2019, 02:43 PM)alwaysone Wrote:
(20-02-2019, 11:53 PM)480905 Wrote: I was volunteering on the Tall Ships a few years ago. At the end of the Friday, I overheard two CG men talk about how "cool" it was to be seen driving using beacons ..... Later that evening I saw them driving down the quays, pedestrianised for the Tall ships, lights going . Two fucking numptys.

If it’s the same event, a Skipper barked down the radio at us to have the vehicle stop & escorted from the corden & guild street. They were met by very same Skipper who emparted some wisdom.
#9
I think the ESDS will be compulsory for any org with blue lights soon. But there needs to be a moodle that can be delivered to volunteers
Those who can, do.

Those who can't do, teach.

Those who can't do or teach....... Manage!
#10
IMO they should be focusing on training rather than just putting out a ban.
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