Firefighters bear brunt of jokes among emergency services

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Police and ambulance crews tell jokes about firefighters as a way of coping with the death and destruction they deal with on a daily basis, according to new academic research.

Research, by Dr Sarah Charman of Portsmouth University's institute of criminal justice studies and published in the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, says such black humour helps "glue" ambulance crews and police officers together.

Period7 Feb 2013 → 8 Feb 2013

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