Sigala / Becky Hill: Wish You WelliTunesAmazon

Sigala / Becky Hill: Wish You WelliTunesAmazon

North Yorkshire's firefighters called out 60 times to remove objects from people

North Yorkshire's firefighters called out 60 times to remove objects from people

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 12:38pm 22nd August 2018.

Ever needed to call the fire brigade because you've lost the keys to your handcuffs, or got a ring stuck on your finger?

Between April 2017 and March 2018, firefighters in North Yorkshire were called out 60 times to remove objects from people.

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.

Recently released figures from the Home Office show the number of times the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to non-fire incidents over the last financial year.

As well as removing objects from people, the fire brigade are still needed to sometimes remove stranded cats from trees.

North Yorkshire's firefighters were called 112 times to help rescue animals over the 12 month period.

The RSPCA, who liaise with the fire service about helping animals, said:

"We’re grateful to firefighters for their support in completing rescues up and down the country.

"Collaborative working is so important in protecting animal welfare, and sometimes we simply cannot rescue animals from tricky situations - such as from heights or if specialist equipment is needed - without the help of fire crews.

"The RSPCA can request the help of the fire and rescue service but it is entirely up to them whether or not to attend. Some crews use animal rescues for training but emergencies involving people will always take priority.

"In some cases crews attend to minimise the risk of members of the public attempting to carry out rescues themselves and potentially putting themselves in danger."

The Home Office data also shows firefighters were called out 187 times in cases of flooding, which includes rivers bursting their banks or pipes breaking, and 41 times to rescue people from water.

There were 97 false alarms with good intentions.

More news from across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Stray FM

Newer article

A6055 CLOSED near Leeming Bar after serious accident

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: A man has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries

Older article

Yorkshire Dales tourist attraction ordered to tear down 'obtrusive' mock castle

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: 10 metre-high structure described as causing 'significant' harm to the landscape.

Top articles

Dash-cam footage sought over car involved in 5 crashes

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: They happened in Ripon, Bedale, Masham, Carthorpe and West Tanfield.

Is this the moment 'Spreadsheet Phil' breaks out of his cell?

National: Is this is the moment "Spreadsheet Phil" finally breaks out of his cell?

Hong Kong: Tear gas fired as police and protesters clash

World: Police in Hong Kong have fired tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protesters - hours after a largely peaceful rally against a now-suspended extradition bill.

Is running bad for your joints?

Lifestyle: Local chiropractor offers advice at Race for Life 2019.

2019 Vitality Netball World Cup: England beat South Africa 58-42 to claim third place

Sport: England bounced back from Saturday's crushing World Cup semi-final defeat against New Zealand to beat South Africa 58-42 and claim the bronze medal at the Vitality Netball World Cup.

Latitude Festival accused of animal abuse after sheep dyed pink

Showbiz: A music festival has been accused of animal cruelty after dyeing sheep pink.

WATCH: 43 Minutes of Queen in the 70s

70s: The band's team have put together highlights of the their early career including some iconic performances.

WATCH: First look at Disney's Mulan live action

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: In the remake of the animated movie, Mulan will try to bring honour to her family.

"It's a fantastic place": Harrogate cancer centre celebrates major milestone

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at Harrogate District Hospital is marking its five year anniversary.

Local school success in green poem competition

Education: To celebrate Stray FM's Green Month.

North Yorkshire woman taking on epic swimming challenge for charity

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Jacqui Hargrave will swim Lake Windermere 'two ways' for St Michael's Hospice.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

Beth Parsons leaves Stray FM

Stray FM Station News: A childhood listener who's dream came true is off to pastures new.

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

North Yorkshire districts among best places to live in UK

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Three parts of North Yorkshire have been named in the top ten places to live in the UK.

Poll

Are you going on an abroad holiday this year?

Trending in Yorkshire

Dash-cam footage sought over car involved in 5 crashes

They happened in Ripon, Bedale, Masham, Carthorpe and West Tanfield.

1 in 5 Yorkshire cancer diagnosis through A&E

According to data from Harrogate-based Yorkshire Cancer Research.

New homes in Eastburn approved

That's despite objections from John Grogan, Ilkley MP.

Skipton man's ode to Yorkshire charity music video

Dan Horsman's version of 'Old Town Road' hits our screens

More news...