Crews called to woman stuck in flood water during fire strike

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Crews called to woman stuck in flood water during fire strike Crews called to woman stuck in flood water during fire strike

Crews were called out to one incident during a two hour fire strike this morning. 

Members of the Fire Brigades Union returned to work at 8.30am. 

Resilience crews were in place across the county from 6.30am when the industrial action began.

There was a single reported incident during the strike when a woman became stuck in flood water in Hatfield Peverel at about 8.15am.

She got out of the vehicle unaided and unharmed but a working crew attended the incident to make sure she was safe.

 

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9:17am Fri 3 Jan 14

Citizen 139 says...

You need to get a better spellchecker asap!
You need to get a better spellchecker asap! Citizen 139

9:34am Fri 3 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Crew or crews?
Crew or crews? OMPITA [Intl]

10:09am Fri 3 Jan 14

Citizen 139 says...

They've now added an O in county
They've now added an O in county Citizen 139

11:46am Fri 3 Jan 14

PROOFREADER says...

That fire engine based at Ongar Fire Station since 2002 certainly gets about. It is pictured above all stories involving the fire
brigade.
That fire engine based at Ongar Fire Station since 2002 certainly gets about. It is pictured above all stories involving the fire brigade. PROOFREADER

12:37pm Fri 3 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

'Proof Reader' Eh? I'll bet you don't work for Newsquest!

And no matter what the particular incident is the crew of EK51 BYT always look so utterly relaxed about it all!

What was it that Rudyard Kipling said? If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs…………


(That was an exceedingly good contribution don’t you think?)
'Proof Reader' Eh? I'll bet you don't work for Newsquest! And no matter what the particular incident is the crew of EK51 BYT always look so utterly relaxed about it all! What was it that Rudyard Kipling said? If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs………… (That was an exceedingly good contribution don’t you think?) OMPITA [Intl]

9:15am Sat 4 Jan 14

keith_l says...

Shall we discect this story?

A foolish motorist drove into a flood.
The driver managed to get out of her car on her own.
The fire crew that was on duty was not needed but attended anyway.
It is irrelevant that it happened to be 15 mins from the end of a two hour strike.

NOT NEWS.
Shall we discect this story? A foolish motorist drove into a flood. The driver managed to get out of her car on her own. The fire crew that was on duty was not needed but attended anyway. It is irrelevant that it happened to be 15 mins from the end of a two hour strike. NOT NEWS. keith_l

11:21am Sat 4 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

keith-I we should count ourselves lucky that it was only a Newsquest hack that got wind of this silly escapade.

Had Shakespeare been around we might have had to put up with a full blown play.


MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING?
keith-I we should count ourselves lucky that it was only a Newsquest hack that got wind of this silly escapade. Had Shakespeare been around we might have had to put up with a full blown play. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING? OMPITA [Intl]

8:53am Mon 6 Jan 14

The Stinker Returns says...

What I do find odd is that they can report something as trivial as this and yet when I was stuck in massive traffic jams due to pile ups on the A12 over the Christmas period, there's not a word on it. Not on the local radio, no report in the news and yet clearly it was a major incident.
What I do find odd is that they can report something as trivial as this and yet when I was stuck in massive traffic jams due to pile ups on the A12 over the Christmas period, there's not a word on it. Not on the local radio, no report in the news and yet clearly it was a major incident. The Stinker Returns

10:35am Mon 6 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Hi STR.

The reason for your concern is that the quintessential days of local newspapers reporting solely on matters of realistic, relevant and genuine public interest are regrettably long gone.

No longer do we have media executives and editorial staff whose primary mission is to provide rational, balanced and well written quality news of particular interest to their immediate local populace.

We can forget forever the romantic impressions we might have gained (resulting from our 1950s excursions to Saturday Morning Pictures in the Central Cinema perhaps?) of cheroot smoking, dedicated, campaigning, kindly old men of passion with green shields across their brows shouting "hold the front page" as they got stuck into lifting the lid off some unfolding juicy tit bit of local jiggery-pokery or whatever.

Nowadays, it seems to me that the role of editors - and what I fear are their half-baked word blind minions - is to generate as much advertising revenue as possible on behalf of the huge American conglomerates that own and drive them. Profit, profit, profit is their number one all pervading mandate.

To do this they must publish 'Eye Catching' headlines which attract the maximum attention of potential punters who just might then be subliminally influenced by the various advertisements strategically placed within the text.

Now, in relation to your specific case, ask yourself what is most likely to induce the average punter to take a second look at the article .

A headline that 'cries out' about the emotional subject of a damsel in distress at risk of drowning having to be rescued by strike breaking heroes?

Or just another ‘same old’, ‘same old’ boring report of the latest bl*dy hold up on the A12?

There’s your answer I think. In my view, papers don’t so much report news anymore so much as generate their own commercially convenient versions of it.

HNY!
Hi STR. The reason for your concern is that the quintessential days of local newspapers reporting solely on matters of realistic, relevant and genuine public interest are regrettably long gone. No longer do we have media executives and editorial staff whose primary mission is to provide rational, balanced and well written quality news of particular interest to their immediate local populace. We can forget forever the romantic impressions we might have gained (resulting from our 1950s excursions to Saturday Morning Pictures in the Central Cinema perhaps?) of cheroot smoking, dedicated, campaigning, kindly old men of passion with green shields across their brows shouting "hold the front page" as they got stuck into lifting the lid off some unfolding juicy tit bit of local jiggery-pokery or whatever. Nowadays, it seems to me that the role of editors - and what I fear are their half-baked word blind minions - is to generate as much advertising revenue as possible on behalf of the huge American conglomerates that own and drive them. Profit, profit, profit is their number one all pervading mandate. To do this they must publish 'Eye Catching' headlines which attract the maximum attention of potential punters who just might then be subliminally influenced by the various advertisements strategically placed within the text. Now, in relation to your specific case, ask yourself what is most likely to induce the average punter to take a second look at the article . A headline that 'cries out' about the emotional subject of a damsel in distress at risk of drowning having to be rescued by strike breaking heroes? Or just another ‘same old’, ‘same old’ boring report of the latest bl*dy hold up on the A12? There’s your answer I think. In my view, papers don’t so much report news anymore so much as generate their own commercially convenient versions of it. HNY! OMPITA [Intl]

12:41pm Tue 7 Jan 14

The Stinker Returns says...

HNY to you Ompita

You are of course correct on all of the above. Silly me for thinking anything else. Even the national BBC news in the morning is the most repetitive dross you can imagine. And the newsreaders and their sidekicks go over the same old ground (that will be the repetitive bit) every 30 mins or so and deliver it with the same level of newness and surprise, which, quite clearly if you've already seen it, is so fake. Theo Walcott's ankle this morning was amazingly dull (and I'm only watching it whilst getting ready for work between 6.10 and 6.45!
HNY to you Ompita You are of course correct on all of the above. Silly me for thinking anything else. Even the national BBC news in the morning is the most repetitive dross you can imagine. And the newsreaders and their sidekicks go over the same old ground (that will be the repetitive bit) every 30 mins or so and deliver it with the same level of newness and surprise, which, quite clearly if you've already seen it, is so fake. Theo Walcott's ankle this morning was amazingly dull (and I'm only watching it whilst getting ready for work between 6.10 and 6.45! The Stinker Returns

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