Thursday, August 12, 2010

Frequent Violence Against Volunteer Firemen

The trade union of volunteer firemen (VBV) is greatly worried about the increasing violence against volunteer firemen. Cees van Beek, chairman of the VBV said that from its research among 6,500 VBV members about 60% has been confronted one or more times by threats, physical maltreatment or insults. 75% of those polled consider that the violence has greatly increased. Van Beek added that it is becoming increasingly difficult to find volunteers.

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