The courts have just convicted the superstrat of assaults on firefighters in the performance of their duties.
In the last two months, fire crews from the Moselle region involved in rescue operations have been violently assaulted.
On June 27, 2020, three officers of the Metz Operational Unit who were responding to an injured person in Metz station while boarding the victim, were subjected to numerous insults and death threats before two of them were physically taken to task requiring police intervention.
The Moselle Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (SDIS) immediately lodged a complaint. A hearing was held on 17 July 2020 at the Metz Judicial Court. The assailant was sentenced to 18 months in prison, 12 months of which were suspended on probation for two years and will have to compensate the firemen he assaulted.
8 months imprisonment
On 4 July 2020, a firefighter from the Forbach Operational Unit was hit in the face while his team was operating in the commune of Behren-lès-Forbach. The rescuers subdued their attacker while waiting for the intervention of the police. The Moselle SDIS immediately filed a complaint. A hearing was held in immediate appearance before the Judicial Court of Sarreguemines on 6 July 2020. The attacker was sentenced to 8 months in prison, including 2 months in prison. He will also have to pay damages to the fire brigade.
Each time its personnel are attacked while providing assistance, the Moselle SDIS reaffirms its firmness against the attackers by initiating legal proceedings. The establishment condemns all acts of violence against firefighters and denounces these unacceptable actions. It insists on the fact that such acts must cease so that the fire brigade can bring help to the population in complete safety.
Didier MARTIN, Prefect of Moselle, strongly denounces these aggressions and acts of incivility, which add up to a list that has been too long for several months and which targets men and women in charge of a rescue mission, whether they are firemen, medical and emergency services personnel, police officers or gendarmes.