Fainting in Coyles An occasional letter from the
Heart of Euroville
Monday, December 13, 2004
Priorities Gentlemen, priorities
Random Acts has an interesting post, as is the comment, about the way in which the emergancy serices are being used as "radiation canaries". Each and every one of the capital's paramedics will be carrying around a miniture gieger counter.
Now, as he points out, if a terrorists dirty bomb went off then we would know all about it and blokes in rubber suits would be all over the place.
As he says, "Should we enter a property where the alarm sounds, we will have to tell someone, that message will no doubt travel up the chain of command until it reaches someone who can organise a nice, friendly visit by HM government's finest". This of course makes ambulencemen and firemen part of the front-line against terrorism.