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.