We have seen many videos showing firefighters around the rest of the world generally handling people threatening to jump to their deaths differently than we do in the United States. A lot of the clips are of firefighters intervening and grabbing the person as someone distracts them. But the video above is a little more unique. In this case a firefighter kicked a man off the ledge onto the airbag set up below. No indication where this occurred (or when … it could be old for all I know), but I found a somewhat similar move from a bridge incident in China a while back.
In the U.S., there was the lawsuit settlement in San Fransicso from the 2006 incident where a firefighter’s intervention didn’t work out so well.
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Also on STATter911 …
- Caught on video: Another firefighter flying kick halts suicide threat. Man on windowsill in China was holding a baby. – October 18, 2012
- You’ll want to see this: Teenagers throw snowballs at firefighters on a fireboat. Guess what happens. – January 21, 2013
- Dash-cam video: Car smashes into accident scene on I-87 in New York. – April 2, 2013
- Pre-arrival video: House fire in Detroit. – February 1, 2012
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