Tipsy help on its way

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BERN: Switzer­land is eas­ing an al­co­hol ban for vol­un­teer firefighters and other emer­gency work­ers us­ing heavy ve­hi­cles, say­ing it had led to staffing short­ages when crises de­manded quick ac­tion, es­pe­cially in smaller towns lack­ing pro­fes­sional per­son­nel.

Ac­cord­ingly, start­ing on Jan­uary 1, slightly tipsy vol­un­teer firefighters re­spond­ing to ur­gent sit­u­a­tions will be no longer face pun­ish­ment – pro­vided their blood-al­co­hol level does not ex­ceed 0.50 per­cent, the limit gov­ern­ing other driv­ers. – Reuters

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