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Military: 11 most truly inaccurate war films to hit the big screen!

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally
Nothing better than watching a film that is ‘based on true accounts’. Except when those true accounts get so twisted and distorted that you forget what the film is about!

When you look at a real historical event from which a film is derived, you sometimes discover that the moviemakers have mixed up the facts, dramatizing certain aspects for effect, or breezing over parts of the story that don’t suit the particular narrative. Of course, this is even more apparent if you’ve actually served in the field.Read more HERE    

(RG) I actually enjoyed Hurt Locker but I can understand why some of the real EOD guys didn't like it.

Military: MILBABE

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

Fire: Dismay as government confirm plans for PCC takeover of fire and rescue services

Written by RSS Poster Fire Brigades Union

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has reacted with dismay at the inclusion in the chancellor’s published autumn statement of plans for legislation to be brought forward for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to run fire and rescue services.

The FBU has raised concerns throughout the year about such a move on the basis that it will put financial savings ahead of public safety. It will also put an end to the independence that firefighters consider vital in order to carry out their jobs. This includes the ability to engage with local communities and gain access to peoples’ homes. It is widely understood, including among senior police officers, that the roles of the two services are very different, and that the ability of the fire and rescue service to engage with local communities in new ways, over the past decade, has largely been due to public awareness of this difference.

Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “The power to arrest, which is a core feature of the...

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Police: JUSTICE MINISTRY Spending Review 2015

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
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Fire: Video | Building the fight against austerity – Matt Wrack’s speech

Written by RSS Poster Fire Brigades Union

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Ambulance: In Defense of ALS

Written by RSS Poster Medic Scribe » Medic Scribe

In our state (Connecticut), BLS (with sponsor hospital approval) can do the following life-saving interventions:

Defibrillate with AED

Give Epinephrine in Anaphylaxis

Apply CPAP to Severe Respiratory Distress

Give Narcan to Hypoventilating Opiate Overdoses

Give ASA to Chest Pain.

Transmit 12-lead ECG

Speed Trauma and Stroke Patients to the Hospital

Here’s what They Can’t Do:

Cardiovert Conscious Patient in VT

Give Epi IV for Refractory Anaphylaxis

Give Benzos to Seizing Patients

Give Benzos (and sometimes Haldol) to Crazy Violent Patients

Give NTG to Patients in Pulmonary Edema

Give Breathing Treatments to Wheezing Patients.

Perform a Surgical Airway in a Patient Without an Airway.

Give Fentanyl or Morphine to Patients with Broken Bones or Severe Abdominal Pain

Do a Needle Decompression for a Hypotensive Trauma Patient with No Lungs Sounds on One Side

Give D10 to Hypoglycemic Diabetics

Interpret 12-lead ECG and Call STEMI Alerts

Protect Airway with ET Tube or Alternative Advanced Airway

Use McGills to Clear...

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Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
Justices of the Peace are notoriously reticent about criticising their own bench and its officers or the magistracy in general.  Even in a closed environment eg the retiring room I had often thought that some colleagues were afraid to speak their minds in case critical comments reached hostile ears.  I had and have some sympathy with this reluctance to be able to speak freely and frankly without fear or favour.  Certainly bench meetings are circumscribed by the agenda, bench chairmen rarely deviating from official policies and the presence of senior civil servants; namely the regional justices` clerk. With recent upheavals and the possibility of more to come in the operation of magistrates` courts and the consequences for witnesses and defendants   I  invite ex colleagues to submit such information and comments to which they would be fearful to have their names attached and they will be published here with anonymity assured the content of course not being abusive or libellous. 

Military: Commando Engineers in the Falklands War

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

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Military: MILBABES

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

Police: I Feel So Much Safer Now

Written by RSS Poster RetiredAndAngry


I have just read Peter Kirkham’s most excellent post, and rather than paraphrase or précis it, I recommend that you read it here.

All I can say in response is that the government have not made me feel any safer at all.  We’re going to keep both of our new Aircraft Carriers. Oh goody.  The Typhoons are staying with us for another 25 years. Great.  We’re getting a shed load of Stealth Fighters, fantastic.

The government has pledged BILLIONS of ££££ for these things, and that is good.

What bothers me is that the current threat is from Terrorists and it is NOW, not in 10 years or so when the increased funding for the military etc will begin to respond its benefits.

If we are unfortunate enough to have a Paris style attack in London in the next few months, who will face it?

Will a Trident submarine surface in the Pool of London and flatten the terrorists?  A squadron of Typhoons fly over the capital and demonstrate their skills at Air Strikes?   No.

It will be the Police who are the first resort. POSSIBLY...

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