There has been a recent disturbing trend in violence against emergency crews that report to a scene. Firefighters and EMTs have been the victims of several attacks. See the articles here.
A firefighter was collecting money for charity on the road when a driver purposefully hit the firefighter after complaining about traffic congestion.
Two firefighters who were fighting a brush fire were held hostage by rifle. The man requested negotiators bring, "beer and meds" and indicated that he had " a lot of mental problems." The negotiation ended with everyone safe.
2 EMTs were stabbed and slashed on their faces, hands, and arms when they were providing medical care for a woman in Detroit. The slasher was a male, but the injured female left with him.
A 71 year old man assaulted a firefighter and police officer when they arrived to provide emergency medical services.
Why do you think firefighters are being assaulted?
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