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Fire helicopter soaks firefighters in sewage

The Australian firefighters were battling a blaze when a helicopter unloaded partially-treated sewage on them

By David Moye
The Huffington Post

PORT MACQUARIE, Australia — Firefighters face enough crap on the job without getting drenched in raw sewage.

That's what happened to 29 firefighters in rural Australia after a water-bombing helicopter mistakenly sprayed partially-treated sewage onto them while they were battling a blaze near the city of Port Macquarie, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The sewage was scooped up by a chopper from a treatment pool and when it emptied the excrement-soaked H2O on to the blaze, the poo goo also splashed the firemen and their equipment, according to Cam Baker, the Rural Fire Service regional fire controller.

Full story: Sewage Spray From Fire Helicopter Soaks Australian Firefighters




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John Chamberlin John Chamberlin Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:26:55 PM a fire fighters worst nightmear.
Vito Gioiello II Vito Gioiello II Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:44:25 PM Crikey!
David Boykin David Boykin Tuesday, November 20, 2012 4:52:03 PM 10 minutes before this they only THOUGHT they were having a "$hitty" day.
Darrell Strickroth Darrell Strickroth Tuesday, November 20, 2012 10:21:24 PM normally thats the chiefs job.
Russ Gregston Russ Gregston Wednesday, November 21, 2012 8:06:37 AM Wow and I thought getting hit with retardant was bad!
Steven Jackson Steven Jackson Saturday, November 24, 2012 11:21:47 AM That's a shitty situation to be caught in...
Gregory F. Leonard Gregory F. Leonard Thursday, November 29, 2012 6:23:08 AM YUCK!
Carol Ann Carol Ann Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:11:48 PM CHLORINE GAS TRANSPORTATION SAFETY First Responders ask federal administrations to consider adding secondary containment to rail tank cars used to transport chlorine gas, providing lifesaving safety to First Responders and the public they serve. See First Responders Comments at PETITION C KIT.

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