Hertfordshire’s firefighters called out 34 times to remove objects from people, data reveals

PUBLISHED: 11:00 27 August 2018

Hertfordshire's firefighters were called out 34 times to remove objects from people. Picture: Radar.

Hertfordshire's firefighters were called out 34 times to remove objects from people. Picture: Radar.

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Hertfordshire’s firefighters were called out 34 times to remove objects such as handcuffs and rings from people, latest figures have revealed.

Data released from the Home Office has shown the number of times Herts Fire and Rescue was called to non-fire incidents between April 2017 and March this year.

The data does not give specific details about incidents, however the most common reasons are normally removing stuck wedding rings or handcuffs.

On other occasions, people have called 999 after getting pinned in toy cars and toilet seats.

As well as removing objects from people, the fire brigade was also called 72 times to rescue cats stranded in trees.

Flooding sparked 331 calls, which includes rivers bursting their banks or pipes breaking, and there were eight calls to rescue people from water.

There were also 263 false alarms with good intentions and two malicious false alarms.

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