Obesity horror stories

FirefighterBritish firefighters are telling obesity horror stories that are becoming almost epidemic:

Having to rescue obese patients or fire victims by literally cutting them free from their apartments or houses by using crowbars, electric saws, animal harnesses, shovels and lifting and hydraulic equipment to rescue horrendously obese individuals trapped inside their homes.

Last year it took a seven-hour operation involving two cranes, two fire engines and seven police cars to free Britain’s fattest woman (55 stone, or 770 lbs), Georgia David, from her burning flat in Wales.

From January 2013 to May 2014 5,565 firefighters rescued over 2000 obese people stuck in their homes, according to UK’s Mail Online.

Matt Wrack, Fire Brigades Union general secretary, said at least four or five firefighters are required to attend each of these incidents because of the heavy lifting involved.

“We are talking about lifting people in quite difficult situations or positions,” he told the Times (UK).

The National Obesity Forum said the National Health Service (NHS) has to rely on the fire service because the “obese are getting obeser.”

A quarter of the adults in the UK are classified as obese, the second highest rate in Europe.

Obesity horror stories are not just about life and death. They are about dollars. Health bosses have been forced to spend millions of dollars adapting hospitals and buying specialist equipment to handle obese patients.

Making matters worse, the London Fire Brigade has been in crisis for the last few years, due to ‘austerity’ cuts and now the raging migrant flood.

It has suffered the loss of dozens of engines, fire stations and nearly a thousand jobs.

With those factors in mind, the obesity horror stories are likely to become more gruesome in Britain.

The U.S. has its own obesity horror stories.

In Florida recently, it took 16 firefighters many hours to remove a 750-lb woman suffering a medical emergency from her home, according to the Sun Sentinel.

But the most publicized story in the U.S. centers around firefighter overweight and obesity ranging from 70 to 80 percent.

Will the rescuers themselves soon require rescuing?

Perhaps the only thing that will save our rescuers and those needing to be rescued is a massive rebellion against the hideous fast and junk food Standard American Diet and a conversion to healthy whole food and essential nutrient supplementation.