First problem for me is who is going to define ill-equiped ? The problems with that are enormous.
The risk to life was presumably primarily to the Glasgow Two and secondarily to the MRT.
It would be interesting to know who contacted the MRT.
There will now be greater risk to life through reluctance to contact MRT as Charges might be made by the police if MRT get involved.
As regards risk of infection I suspect they were all more likely to get Tick Sickness than anything else !