The fire extinguisher is not just for show
A Paramedic and EMT team arrived at the scene and assessed the man's leg but did not remove his sock. They decided not to transfer him to hospital. The next day, the man awoke with severe pain, a blue foot, and required two amputations to his leg. "this incident was adversely affected because of challenges in the inter-professional relationship of the personnel who attended"
Two leg amputations after 'incomplete' assessment by paramedic
A man in his late 80s who ran 10km a week had to have his leg amputated after an ambulance failed to take him to hospital.