Increased aggression towards care workers are doing in Brussels and in the Ambulanciersunie the alarm at the pull. The Brussels ‘ fire brigade are recorded in this year, the 32 severe agressiegevallen, compared to less than a handful of files a few years ago. Brussels is examining the use of digital cameras, the Ambulanciersunie the start of a poster campaign for the general public.
On an evening in the West of Flanders, was made a few weeks ago, as a teenager you have become. But by the time the emergency services arrived on the scene, headed by-standers are at the ambulanciers. That came after a draw and duwwerk with the shock off the vehicle became damaged. “And we’re talking about a rural community,” says Dries, Deschilder, the chairman of the Ambulanciersunie. “You can imagine what the workers in the a lot more lively towns and cities to see that.”
in a survey conducted among the members of the union, it turned out that eight out of ten ambulanciers been the victim of serious verbal or physical violence. “While a lot of these people are volunteers,” says Deschilder, who had been repeatedly confronted with it as it was. “We were once called to an unconscious male. When we got to the spot, came and rushed with a bat for us, and then we had to flee in order to avoid worse. Colleagues of mine have ever been under the threat of a gun to a man’s need to create, as there is no help available.”
Why do social workers more in the picture to be taken, it is not clear to the Ambulanciersunie, which today is a large-scale poster campaign launch to end violence against aid workers. “We are coming to the site in order to get people to help you: neither more nor less.” Sociologists like to point out the evolution of the emergency services in uniform, are becoming more common as “a tool of the government, of the power to be considered”. “So a lot of people tend to also oppose them,” said UNIVERSITY professor Frank Van Overwalle.
The Ambulanciersunie warns: “If the acts of violence against aid workers are not needed hit, we think this will be even less than people are willing to do the job to be done.”
Not only is the ambulanciers, the Brussels fire brigade, the increasing aggression, sick and tired. According to the authorized secretary of state Pascal Smet, the One.brussels), the Brussels fire brigade, and this year, 32 cases of serious physical or verbal aggression. Five years ago, each year only a handful of such cases. Pascal Smet is examining now, and the efforts of cameraatjes, which is Brussels-based professionals to compete at the intervention record. That will make for better evidence, and would make people to scared to aggressive behavior.
There is also the Brussels police, it was further agreed that the more quickly, on the spot, when, during an intervention for problems that may arise. De Smet also stresses the importance of the fire service are now held systematically, with the police filing a complaint” if that, with the aggression it faces.
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