Playground Entrapment

Children are inquisitive beings… Sticking their limbs in all sorts of places. Sometimes, those limbs get stuck.

Earlier today, firefighters from Rescue Co 1 and Co 4, along with Mahwah EMS and Police responded to just such a call when a small child got her leg stuck in the railings of a wooden jungle gym.

After EMS assessed the patient, firefighters from Rescue 1 examined the trapped limb and determined how to free it.

In this case, the tool of choice was a hydraulic Hurst spreader more commonly used to rescue victims trapped in cars after severe accidents.

In short order, the girl’s leg was freed and she was safely turned over to her mother and school staff.

Her reward for being so brave? Seeing the fire trucks and honking the air horns.

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