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  •  You have a wonderful heart, ChadmanFL (11+ / 0-)

    Unfortunately, you are never, ever supposed to move a crash victim unless you have the training and equipment to assure that the victim's spinal column is not disturbed.  Otherwise, you can kill or paralyze the victim.  Those TV movies with exploding cars are just that -- movies.  

    Or at least that's what the gentleman teaching a CPR/AED course said that the Red Cross building.  He was a fireman/EMT with the Gary, Indiana fire department, which is probably somewhat busier than most with three expressways running through the city and a fourth on its western border.

    "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

    by Yamaneko2 on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 03:04:03 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, I didn't help remove people every time (3+ / 0-)

      And I know what you're talking about.  Only one time did I, along with another person physically remove someone from a vehicle.  That was because the car was bellowing smoke and we didn't know if it was going to catch fire.  If Zimmerman did pull people out of a car unnecessarily then I agree, it was a risky move for those involved.

    •  The car was on fire (1+ / 0-)
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        that the accident victims would be better off dead before they'd believe GZ should get any credit for doing something good.  That they'd jump on the bandwagon that it just HAD to be a PR stunt says it all.

        "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

        by Neuroptimalian on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 09:33:09 PM PDT

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