Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle Valerie Horton

There’s a time and place for it

MOST people in the world understand the dangers of an emergency situation, and I'm sure our emergency workers understand these dangers more than the average Joe.

That's why, being an average Joe, if I was at the scene of an emergency and got told to go, I'd assume these people knew their stuff, and I'd head off.

There's a time for being a spectator, and there's a time for going on your way and letting the experts do what they do.

But sadly emergency services were left frustated when onlookers ignored their requests to move away from the scene of a truck fire near the Turtle Roundabout yesterday afternoon.

As firies worked to extinguish the blaze, paramedics asked members of the public to move on for their own safety. They didn't.

Trucks and fire are not a good combination.

While it may be fascinating to watch the crews putting the blaze out, you're not helping anyone if you get hurt and create another emergency.

Let's keep spectating for things that we are meant to be watching - like sport and movies.



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