FIREYS RESCUE BOY FROM HANDCUFFS
IN ONE of their more unusual assignments, two fire crews were called on to free a young boy who had accidentally cuffed himself with handcuffs.
A mother took her son, aged about 11, to Mt Druitt Fire Station last week after the mechanism on the replica cuffs failed.
The Mt Druitt crew called in specialists from the 78 Ropes Crossing Fire Station who prised the youngster’s hand free.
Mt Druitt Fire Station Commander Daron Lesslie said the boy was calm considering the situation.
“The mechanism (in the handcuffs) had failed,” Commander Lesslie said.
“We called in a specialist rescue from 78 Ropes Crossing Fire Station to assist while we kept the swelling down with ice packs.
“After a little cutting and prising, our champion patient was soon released from his binds.”
Commander Lesslie said it wasn’t the first time his crews had cut handcuffs, and predicted it wouldn’t be the last.