London Firefighter’s HORRIFIC True Stories | Stephen Charles #288

London Firefighter’s HORRIFIC True Stories, features Stephen Charles, who was a London Firefighter for 25 years & is now a successful author.

London Firefighter’s HORRIFIC True Stories | Stephen Charles

Stephen Charles served for 25 years in the London Fire Brigade, retiring in 2018. After an amazing career, Stephen became an author and had his first book published, ‘Blood, Soot and Tears’. This gripping podcast sheds some light on Steve’s experiences, serving in one of Britain’s busiest brigades.

Transcript from ‘London Firefighter’s HORRIFIC True Stories’ podcast

Stephen – We pitched the ladder and then we got inside the tower and onto the balcony. We had to pick someone up on the balcony and into the fireman’s carry. Then we had to get over the balcony and onto the ladder with them over your shoulders. That was what’s called a carry down. They don’t do that anymore because these were things that the women found it difficult to do. To pick up and carry down someone is very difficult to do, so they just stopped doing it. So people who go to the fire station now, will turn up and not know if they’re able to carry someone down the ladder or not.

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SKYDIVE Over EVEREST | John Chart | Bought The T-Shirt #283

Skydive over Everest, features John Chart who was a fireman for over 26 years, until being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

SKYDIVE Over EVEREST | John Chart

John Chart was a London Firefighter for over 26 years until ill health ended his career. He was diagnosed with the dibilitating Motor-Neurone Disease. With the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson and Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham SAS cheering him on, John is fighting this all the way. John joined wounded veterans in a charity bicycle ride across the length of the UK. He then fulfilled his dream of skydiving over Mount Everest. Viewer discretion advised as some parts of this podcast relating to firefighting, may be unsettling for some viewers.

Transcript from ‘Skydive Over Everest’ podcast

John – She’d been dragged along the line by the train which had obviously punctured into her side. In the end they took them off me and put them in one of these bags to secure them. The the tragedy of that, was that the woman passed away sadly afterwards. Then we had another one where this woman had emphysema and had the oxygen equipment to do the breathing.

This old dear was sitting indoors on her oxygen equipment. She was taking one breath of oxygen then taking the mask away and having a drag of a cigarette. Oxygen and heat don’t go well together, so the next thing was a massive explosion that blew out the windows. This was all over the news.

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