‘The stress of people going into work and not knowing whether they will come back injured or not injured’ -A Cork City Firefighter was brought to hospital after he was assaulted when youth through rocks and missiles at a fire crew last night.
The incident happened at 9.45pm when the fire crew arrived at the scene of a fire at Spring Lane halting site when several youths threw rocks and bricks at the crew, injuring one firefighter.
He was brought to the Mercy University Hospital for treatment.
Senior Officers at Cork City Fire Brigade have condemned the attack on firefighters.
Speaking to Cork’s Red FM, Victor Shine, Third Officer at Cork City Fire Brigade said “it’s not acceptable to have fire crews injured, to have their families going through the stress of people going into work and not knowing whether they will come back injured or not injured as a result of non-fire brigade activities. Our job is hazardous, and we are going into hazardous situations and we take all those precautions but for somebody to take advantage of our fire crews dealing with emergency situations and throwing missiles at them is absolutely not acceptable.”
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