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fireman saves doggy from icy lake.  fireman called on the carpet for violation of elf ‘n’ safety

Here they go again. Health and Safety .... Fireman safes doggy from icy death.  Bad fireman. Naughty says efl ‘n’ safety.

So it isn’t my favorite breed. I’m still glad he saved the pooch. This health and safety thing has gotten way outta hand.

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Maybe I should give a moonbat to the Mail. bat
The headline they printed says “LAKE” but elsewhere it says “POND.” Wish they would make up my mind here. There is a difference. 

Fireman facing disciplinary action after he ‘breached health and safety rules’ while saving dog from frozen lake

By Mike Larkin

A fireman who saved a pet dog from a frozen pond is now facing disciplinary action for allegedly breaching healthy and safety rules.

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Rescue mission: Stevie Logan, third on right, leads his fire crew to help save a dog which had fallen into a pond after running off on to the ice

The 42-year-old jumped into a nearby canoe and paddled out to the distressed animal, encouraging it to swim towards a ladder other firemen had laid across the ice.

After the successful rescue, Mr Logan was hailed a hero by Matt’s owner.

His bosses however have ordered an investigation into his conduct, saying that Mr Logan - who is commander at Kilmarnock Fire Station - broke force guidelines by putting himself unnecessarily at risk when he paddled out to the stranded pet.

Last night, Sheila Johnstone said the decision by Stathclyde Fire and Rescue chiefs to investigate the incident in which her dog was rescued beggared belief.

Miss Johnstone, 78, of Kilmarnock, said: ‘I have never heard such nonsense in all my life.

‘He went out to rescue my dog and I take my hat off to him.

‘Matt is fine now, but he wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the firemen saving his life and I am very grateful.

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Kudos Mr. Logan. An elderly lady had her companion saved.  What harm was done? 


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 02/15/2010 at 10:29 AM   
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