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    'Idiot' firefighter ruins career by setting fire to colleague's house while playing a prank

    A LINCOLNSHIRE firefighter's career has been left in tatters after he set fire to a house while playing a prank on a colleague, a court was told.


    A LINCOLNSHIRE firefighter's career has been left in tatters after he set fire to a house while playing a prank on a colleague, a court was told.
    Adam Louth and his fellow firefighters spent an evening out on the town to celebrate Blue Watch colleague Matthew Nash leaving their station at Gainsborough to take up a new post with another force.
    Lincoln Crown Court was told that the following morning Mr Nash ignored calls made to his mobile and Louth decided, as a joke, to wake him by pushing a lighted Roman candle through his letter box.
    But the firework set light to a curtain behind the door producing flames a couple of feet long.
    Lincoln Crown Court heard that Nash, who was in bed watching television, was alerted when the downstairs smoke alarm went off followed by the upstairs alarm.
    Then, after covering his face with a T-shirt, he made his way down the smoke-filled stairway and pulled down the curtain.
    He tried to take the curtain out of the house, but realised that two fully-laden wheelie bins were tied to the front door in such a way they would empty their contents onto him if he opened the door. The bins had been placed there by two other firefighters
    You can't make up this kind of thing.
    "all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke.
    "the world is a dangerous place place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who do not do anything about it" Albert Einstein

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    Ouch. That could have turned out real bad.
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    I must be getting de mob happy.

    I thought the wheelie bins were a good touch.

    I know I know, should know better .................
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    What a dummy.


    What's a wheelie bin?
    No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13

    "The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".

    We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

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    A wheelie bin.
    the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
    ( Baltasar Gracian )

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    He obviously didn't think that one all the way through...
    Calm Like A Bomb...

    A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.
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