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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


TitleWhy firefighters are the 'daffodils' and 'water fairies' of emergency services
Media name/outletThe Telegraph
Media typeWeb
PersonsSarah Charman
TitleFireman Sam is a dozy dolt in a daffodil hat, according to PC Plod
Media name/outletThe Times
Media typeWeb
Producer/AuthorRichard Ford
PersonsSarah Charman
TitleFirefighters bear brunt of 'Trumpton' jokes among other emergency services
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
Producer/AuthorAlan Travis
PersonsSarah Charman

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