British firefighters have to free fat people from their homes three times a dayBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/british-firefighters-have-to-free-fat-people-from-their-homes-three-times-a-day
In the UK, fire crews are forced to travel several times a day to help fat people who cannot leave the house because of their huge body. Rescuers use professional equipment and include ingenuity to pull the obese "hostages" to freedom. Special operations last for hours and are expensive for the state.Fire crews go on calls three times a day to help fat Britons leave the house. Often rescuers pull them out with a winch.
Ambulance workers regularly call fire brigades to patients who need emergency care because they cannot get them out of the house on their own. And firefighters have special equipment for removing doors and punching walls to save obese owners stuck in a bed, sofa or bathroom.
Last month, they freed 51-year-old John Grove, weighing 305 kg, by pulling him out of an apartment on the sixth floor using a winch. The operation lasted 6 hours and cost taxpayers 10,000 pounds (about 821,000 rubles).
In June 2015, several fire brigades were forced to use hydraulic equipment to take the body of the fattest Briton Carl Thompson (pictured) from the apartment, who died at the age of 33, having reached a weight of more than 400 kilos.Taxpayers have to cover the costs of rescuing overweight Britons. The amount is 500,000 pounds (about 41 million rubles) per year.
Firefighters train on 254-kilogram dummies filled with rubber or iron balls.About 2 million Britons are pathologically fat. Doctors are calling to stop the epidemic of obesity, which is spreading faster and faster across the country.
Firefighters help not only people, but also animals in trouble. Some rescuers risk their own lives for the sake of our smaller brothers.