A man falls victim to the motorway – and the rescue workers do not reach him because the drivers do not form a rescue lane. As they walk on foot, they are even mocked. The fire brigade now wants to display the blockers.
Theo Herrmann is still stunned a day later: “They asked me what I would imagine, who I was at all, and I should not make such a circus.” 59 years, Herrmann is old, he has been with the fire brigade Mörfelden for 46 years, now as deputy city brigade inspector – “but I have not experienced it yet.” This is a new dimension, “he says. Furnished, by wild men. And all because he wanted to help a severely injured person.
What happened? When working on a motorway bridge near Weiterstadt, a scaffolding contractor plunged five meters into the ground on a restricted section of the A5 towards the south on Wednesday at around 16:20. The 49-year-old injured himself heavily. At the accident site, a traffic jam quickly developed. Emergency physicians and fire brigades were alerted.
“A few sleepers”
A police car with the signal “Bitte Resettungsgasse bilden” led two rescue cars through the traffic jam, the drivers also drove as required left and right to let the vehicles through – but then meant “a few Schlaumeier”, as Herrmann says they could be behind the Vehicles also drive through the escape lane and thus get faster through the traffic jam.
When three large vehicles of the fire brigade Mörfelden – in one of them sat Herrmann – and an emergency car wanted also by the rescue lane, was now blocked. “For the first two kilometers, we needed more than 20 minutes, and then there was nothing left to stop the cars, grab our Sani backpacks and walk the last 800 meters, with uniform and helmet,” says Herrmann . On the way, they had pointed out the traffic to their drivers – and were laughed at.
“Then I just had bad luck”
“We are there voluntarily,” says Herrmann, “and we are there to help, not to make us fool.” He told people to imagine that they had themselves been killed – “they just say, ‘I just had bad luck.'” Of some 30 particularly brave drivers, the rescue workers took photos, they are to be brought on display on Friday. The Bild-Zeitung had first reported on the new development. It is still unclear whether this is determined by an administrative offense or a criminal offense.
Until Friday afternoon, however, no announcement was received by the motorway police or the police department of Southern Hesse, as its spokesman Bernd Hochstädter said. Mörfelder firefighters had told him that they had already advertised the ads. Perhaps the mail server with the e-mails with many attached photos were asked, said Hochstädter.
Time for the pictures was only because the injured was now only provided: accidentally an emergency surgeon on the opposite direction at the accident site, who took care of the scaffolder, landed on the counter-track of the rescue helicopter and brought the man to a Frankfurt hospital. “But if someone is pinched, and we’re not going through, it’s about minutes, until we’ve fought through the traffic jam for half an hour,” he says.
Rescue lanes are a controversy
Time and again, Hesse is being discussed about rescue routes. Thus the deployment delayed three weeks ago on the A67 at Rüsselsheim by about one hour, because no escape lane was formed or closed again. Two weeks ago, helpers had to run two kilometers on the A7 near Kassel-Mitte . The problem here was: Because of a construction site the highway was so narrow that no escape was possible .
This was not the case on Wednesday on the A5 – the first hospitals came through. Herrmann is the most annoyed about the reaction of those affected. “It always happens that someone is sleeping in the escape road, or people are taking photos, but this absolute equivalency is new.”
The duty to rescue is regulated in the road traffic regulations in paragraph 11, paragraph 2 . It must be complied with even if there is no emergency situation. Always between the left and the remaining lanes. If you do not stick to it, you will face a fine of 20 euros. Elsewhere, this is more expensive: In Austria the infringement costs 726 euros.
In addition there is the criminal offense “Resistance against persons, which are equal to enforcement officials”, regulated in paragraph 114 criminal code. According to this, “anyone who impedes the fire brigade, catastrophe protection or a rescue service by violence or by threat of violence in the case of accidents or common danger or emergency”
According to the police and prosecutor’s office in Darmstadt, this criminal offense does not exist in the current case. To this end, a determination must be made, as well as violence in the disability of firefighters.
PILIHAN & KONSEKUENSI
Orang bilang, hidup itu pilihan. Tidak. Kalimat itu hanya sepenggal. Kalimat itu tidak lengkap. Ada bagian yang dihilangkan.
Ya, Anda memang bebas memilih untuk mengambil keputusan seperti apa. Memilih itu memang berarti mengambil keputusan. Dan…jangan sampai lupa, bahwa memilih itu ya mesti mau tidak mau, ya menanggung konsekuensi dari pilihan Anda. Jika sudah memilih tapi tak mau bertanggung jawab atas konsekuensinya, ya persoalan itu akan terus mengejar sampai kapan pun. Mengikat Anda.
Padahal, mengambil keputusan ini sebenarnya mudah. Memilih menghadapi persoalan sekarang, maka beratnya 1 kg. Memilih besok, ya berat persoalan bertambah jadi 2 kg. Memilih 3 tahun mendatang, ya beratnya hampir 1 ton.
Ringkasnya, Anda memang bebas memilih, tetapi tidak bebas dari tanggung jawabnya.
Jadi, kalau Anda memutuskan melarang anak makan permen; lalu suami Anda memutuskan untuk membolehkannya makan permen daripada rewel, tidak usah berantem. Catat saja keputusan suami itu, kalau perlu direkam. Lalu, jika besok atau minggu depan, anak Anda rewel merengek minta permen lagi, minta suami yang bertanggung jawab sambil bawakan buku catatan tadi.
Jika Anda memutuskan melarang anak main game, dan istri Anda membolehkannya terus main daripada nggak mau makan, maka catat saja pilihannya itu. Dan jika kelak saat anak sudah berumur 25 tahun dan masih juga kecanduan main game dan tidak menyelesaikan kuliahnya, berikan catatan lama itu kepada istri Anda. Minta ia bertanggung jawab.
Tentu saja, dua kasus di atas ini bukan tips dari saya, walau silakan saja jika Anda mencobanya. Itu pilihan dan keputusan Anda. He…he…
Memilih itu mudah, jika Anda bersedia menanggung konsekuensinya. Tentu saja, Anda tidak ksatria, tidak bertanggung jawab, tidak berkomitmen, jika ikut campur mengambil keputusan, tetapi menyerahkan akibat atau konsekuensi dari pilihan itu ke tangan orang lain, khususnya pasangan Anda. Itu termasuk pengkhianatan.
Jadi, kalau istri sudah melarang anak makan permen, jangan menganulir keputusannya, jangan membatalkan keputusannya, kecuali jika Anda bersedia menanggung konsekuensinya. Kalau tidak bersedia menanggung konsekuensinya, ya lebih baik mengikuti keputusan istri.
Bersepakat akan suatu pilihan karena bersedia bertanggung jawab ini hal yang sangat penting. Jika Anda terbiasa bertanggung jawab, maka ketika sudah sepuh kelak, ketika sudah jadi kakek dan nenek, Anda akan memikir 777 kali sebelum mengintervensi pengasuhan cucu Anda. Biarkan saja orangtuanya yang mengambil keputusan. Anda sebagai nenek atau kakeknya, tidak perlu ikut campur mengambil keputusan — kecuali Anda mau menanggung konsekuensinya. Memangnya, kalau sudah tua, masih sanggup akan segala kerepotan mengurus cucu? Tidak kan? Bukankah lebih baik membaca koran atau novel di halaman sambil melihat cucu-cucu bermain dengan manis? Ingin begitu? Ya, itu tadi, jangan intervensi.
Selamat pagi. Selamat mengambil keputusan-keputusan baik. Tuhan memberkati keputusan Anda.
*Shared from Dono Baswardono Parenting
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Pelayanan sigap ini terjadi pada penerbangan Garuda nomor penerbangan GA 821 dari Kuala Lumpur tujuan Jakarta. Adalah Ninik, pramugari yang juga flight service manager yang membantu menggendong nenek.
Dari foto yang diterima detikcom, Sabtu (7/1/2017) Ninik membungkukkan badannya saat menggendong nenek. Tampak pramugari lainnya ikut membantu Ninik.
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“Menurut info tim saya, hari ini. Namun, belum di-cross check validitas tanggalnya,” kata Aryo
Dog is a man’s best friend, some people said. This is a basic training for your companion so both of you can fully understand each other.
This dad devised an ingenious code to help kids escape sticky social situations
Peer pressure puts kids in tough spots. Often, young people are forced to do things they don’t always want to do, because refusing would jeopardize their social standing, and when you’re a teenager, your social standing is everything.
This dad came up with a smart way to help kids out of those binds, without losing face.
Bert Fulks is a youth minister and educator at Empty Stone Ministry with three kids of his own. Every week, he spends an hour with teens struggling through addiction, and in a recent session, he asked a simple question.
“How many of you have found yourself in situations where things started happening that you weren’t comfortable with, but you stuck around, mainly because you felt like you didn’t have a way out?”
Every kid raised their hand. And the dad came up with a great idea.
As Fulks wrote on his blog, he remembers the feeling. “I still recall my first time drinking beer at a friend’s house in junior high school—I hated it, but I felt cornered. As an adult, that now seems silly, but it was my reality at the time. “Peer pressure” was a frivolous term for an often silent, but very real thing; and I certainly couldn’t call my parents and ask them to rescue me. I wasn’t supposed to be there in the first place. ”
Now, thanks to his “X-Plan,” kids have a simple way out.
Fulks uses it with his own kids, and here’s how it works. If his son is in a tough situation he doesn’t want to be in, he simply texts one of his parents the letter “X” and upon receiving it, his mom or dad calls him and tells him they need him to come home ASAP. It allows the kid to bail with a bulletproof excuse – his parents are lame! – without raising an eyebrow. Because if there’s anything more universal to teenagers than peer pressure, it’s uncool parents.
Trust goes both ways (can you tell I’m a dad?) and if we parents want our kids to rely on us, we need to give them a reason to. If we don’t, they’ll never take advantage of the X-Plan.
Like Fulks, we can all remember times when we were backed into uncomfortable situations, stuck between a rock and a hard place, and with potentially disappointed and angry parents waiting in the wings to boot. The X-Plan offers kids an opportunity to avoid some of those tough spots, and, by offering our trust, allows parents to offer them the help they need in their most difficult moments.
Fulks ends his blog post with a pleas to share his X-Plan. “I beg you to share this piece. If this somehow gives just one kid a way out of a bad situation, we can all feel privileged to have been a part of that.”
*Source from Dad’s X-Plan text for teens to escape bad situation