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Fire scare drama on hire boat.


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Firefighters from Sprowston, Earlham, Stalham and Carrow were sent to the scene, and the coastguard, air ambulance and paramedics were also despatched.



And how much did that cost?

It's difficult to assess, but, in general, it's reckoned that the average cost of attendance at an incident for Fire and Rescue is around £2,000. An air ambulance mission is around £2,400, and considerably less for coastguard and paramedic attendance. So, my guess would be something less than £6,000.


Had any fewer resources been allocated and there was any loss of life, I think serious questions would be asked. Bear in mind that, had anyone received serious burns, the air ambulance would have been able to transport them directly to the Major Burns Unit in Essex.


Millions and millions of £s are wasted annually by attending false calls. This was a genuine call to an incident which might have had very serious consequences. How much is too much to save human life?

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