Skip to comments.Gunman holed up with four firefighter hostages in Georgia
Posted on 04/10/2013 4:55:38 PM PDT by dragnet2
A gunman was barricaded in a home in Georgia on Wednesday with four firefighters he took as hostages after they responded to what appeared to be a medical emergency call, officials said.
The man initially held a fifth firefighter captive in the home, in Suwanee, about 35 miles northeast of Atlanta, but let that person leave to move a fire truck, police and fire officials said.
Officials were not releasing details about what happened inside the house or a possible motive but said the hostages did not appear to have been harmed.
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The housing bubble is back. Thanks bernanke.
What could possibly go wrong?
Ya see it all the time...Like when 16 male cops jump on some lumberhead, with punches flying and ya see butch dancing around the outside of the dog pile, attempting to kick the lumberhead when she can find an open spot. When it’s all done and said, they let butch walk the lumberhead, who is now beatup, shackled and cuffed, to the cop car as if she got her man...
It’s hilarious watching this stuff...Comedy gold
It sounds as if they get taken hostage pretty often. Nice writing. Colleen Jenkins and David Beasley; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Steve Orlofsky. Four people and they still can't make it sound right. High school interns?
Also, if you've got 5 available back at the firehouse and not sure what you're getting into, why not bring them along? They can respond to other calls from anywhere within a city.
Ya, I noted that...Ya got like 5 authors and none of them could get it right..
Some occupations sure have lots of staff...Must be nice.
In LA, and many other cities, you get these typical minor fender benders, with the occupant of one vehicle claiming some concocted BS injury and entire teams and fleets with full crews of government rescue personnel roll on the call.
There is absolutely no guessing as to why our taxes are sky high absurd.
That $1295 was probably just for the ambulance. My mom (rest her soul) was transported to the hospital ($1500) sent back to her nursing home ($1500 or we drive her, we drove her) next they realize she was way to sick to leave the hospital, transferred back ($1500) and passed away a few days later.
Oh, and Paramedics on the ambulance make about $12.00/hr. My mother did not use any advanced care on the ambulance, they gave her some oxygen one time.
the EMTs around here weigh more than that
And they get there 2 hours after you call.
BTW...the union in that county is very weak and most are not members.
I’m speaking in general terms. It would take me too long to profile each and every fire dept. in the United States, sorry.
Most jobs in the real world ya either do your job with few or no staff/co-workers, or you find another job.
Based on the fact ya got cops/fire department personnel and other city/county government employees retiring in their 50s, while collecting 75K+++ in government lottery pensions and top shelf benefits for life! Well...
This has becoming a real hot button issue as it should, since many cities and counties are breaking the tax payers and their own pension funds...
You don't like people telling the brutal truth?
Too damn bad.
Many times people think Fire Personal just sit around the firehouse waiting on the next call and with a good fire service such as in Gwinnett County nothing could be further from the truth. Training is ongoing and evolving, many of the personal have BS degrees or Master degrees and could make much better pay in the private sector but this was their calling, to help others.
In an emergency situation minutes may seem like hours when in reality most calls have a response time of seven minutes or less.
You’ve been watching John Stossel way too long. Your comments are based on jealousy and misunderstanding. You really should try to do their job and stop being so ungrateful.
It's all a misunderstanding?
And the tax payers are ungrateful regarding the government sector, are they?
Come Mr. Aqua...Ya want to see story after story after article after article regarding the private sector America being economically gang raped by millions of unionized government class workers?
It's all a misunderstanding is it?
Mrs. Aqua, the proud wife of a First Responder Firefighter.
You run for the tall grass real fast!
Anytime Mr. Aqua...
That’s more information than I needed, nor did I request it. Who you’re married to is irrelevant.
What has that to do with your comments regarding the unionized government class workers VS the beat down and robbed private sector, who’s incomes are confiscated to support this government madness?
Listen, this might be breaking news to you, but most private sector Americans nowadays, who are capable of critical thought, are not too happy about the massive bloated, budget killing unionized government class workers, at all levels...
Based on your comments, continuing this conversation is probably not in your best interest.
Take care Ms.