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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Prats of The Week - Jeff Ellis and Associates

Ooh err missus, it has been a very long time since I awarded my prestigious, and internationally renowned, Prats of The Week award.

This week, in keeping with the fact it is internationally renowned, I am awarding it to Jeff Ellis and Associates of Florida.

Whom are they?

They provide lifeguard services.

For why am I awarding them this?

Just ask Tomas Lopez, one of their (now ex) lifeguards.

Mr Lopez was patrolling part of Hallandale Beach north of Miami, when he was told that a swimmer was in trouble in an unguarded area of the beach.

He is quoted by the BBC:
"I wasn't going to say no." 
He went to the man's rescue.

Can you guess what happened next children?

Yes, that's right, he was fired!

For why?

His company claims that he had broken company rules and could have put other swimmers at risk. Susan Ellis of lifeguard provider Jeff Ellis and Associates told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
"We have liability issues and can't go out of the protected area."
She added that the stretch of Hallandale Beach that Mr Lopez was supposed to be patrolling on Monday was being protected by other lifeguards who were on the phone to emergency operators at the time.

Be that as it may, Mr Lopez and an off-duty nurse then helped the man until paramedics arrived to take him to hospital.

Two colleagues have quit in protest!

Jeff Ellis and Associates, well deserving Prats of The Week!

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  1. Lord of Atlantis11:43 AM

    As a very keen swimmer, especially in the sea, rivers and lakes, this case is especially interesting to me. It alsoshows that this country does not have a monopoly on elf'n'safety lunacy! There have, however, been several cases where Emergency Services have been refused permission to help someone in genuine trouble, because of pathetic elf'n'safety rules, rigorously enforced with the threat of dismissal by jumped up jobsworths. If there was any justice, the lifeguard in question would have been rewarded for doing what he has been paid to do. Typical, instead of admitting they were wrong, the jerks in charge are justifying their actions. It is the jobsworths who sacked the lifeguard and their apologists who ought to have lost their jobs!

  2. Tonk.1:03 PM

    Yes, it doesn't surprise me that since America elected a socialist leaning president, the loons have taken over the asylum.

    I see that LPA have now banned swiming in the Thames.

  3. Anonymous3:57 PM

    First nail in coffin for Jeff Ellis and Ass...;o)- they should call their employees Guard for xxx beach and not Lifeguards. Anyhow the only good thing in this is that the reputation of the company in question is spreading fast all over the world...they do not know what Brand Management is all about. rgds from Finland

  4. Anonymous4:18 PM

    Miami Beach is nothing like Baywatch then?

    I wonder what David Hasselhoff and that minger with the huge tits would have to say.

  5. Thanks for this, Ken! I did note that you normally only see this lunacy in England. :) Hopefully the city will not renew its contact with that company.

    1. you are very welcome Steve, happy to cover international Nannyism when the story is right:)

  6. Amazingly they sacked more lifeguards for saying they would also have saved the man's life. I don't get how anyone is still working for them. If I was a lifeguard and they told me I'd have to watch a man drown, because he was 10 feet past a line, I'd be looking for a new job.