When they are not sleeping or playing Volleyball, sometimes our Firefighters do some jobs! Here is what they had to put up with today. Which leads me to the question of the day, What has been your strangest call out? Good job lads, and to all services, Be safe out there – Admin DB

When they are not sleeping or playing Volleyball, sometimes our Firefighters do some jobs! Here is what they had to put up with today. Which leads me to the question of the day, What has been your strangest call out? Good job lads, and to all services, Be safe out there – Admin DB

(From Sky news) Firefighters have rescued a 16-year-old girl who became stuck in a storm drain while trying to retrieve her mobile phone.

Ella Birchenough tried to pull herself out of the hole in Dover, Kent, but panicked when she became wedged.

Tim Richards saw Ms Birchenough stuck up to her waist while he was driving home from work and pulled over to help.

“It’s not the type of thing you see every day. It was pretty weird,” he said.

“She was more concerned about getting her phone back rather than getting herself out of the drain.

“My mum knows her mum and she went to call on her. She was a bit panicky thinking Ella was going to sink, but when she came down to see she saw the funny side.”
Ella Birchenough being rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a storm drain Ella Birchenough being rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a storm drain Ella Birchenough said she “wasn’t really even stuck”

Recounting her ordeal, Ms Birchenough said: “I was talking to somebody and I went to put my phone in my pocket and it fell down the drain.

“I thought to myself, ‘I’m not leaving this’ and I jumped down to get it. I wasn’t really even stuck, I just needed somebody to help lift me out but my mum got all panicky.

“When they pulled me out I ran straight home and jumped in the bath. I think it was just water but I wasn’t taking any chances.”

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “A teenage girl was released by firefighters from a storm drain where she had become stuck in Eaves Road, Dover.

“Crews then made the scene safe. The girl was uninjured.”

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  1. Colleagues attended a report of a smashed up car on a supermarket car park only to find 10 terrified chickens inside… really!!

    The owner of the vehicle was arrested shortly after for drink driving and theft of chickens. We suspected fowl play from the start!

  2. I’m a serving Special in Carlisle and a few years a go, I was sent to Carlisle castle, a family had been visiting Scotland and on the way back to Liverpool, decided to stop off at Carlisle and looked around the city ending up in the castle, it was around 6pm during the summer, so nice light evening, turned the staff had locked at the end of day, not realising the family of 5, which was mam, dad and three children, one of them in a buggy, were now locked in the castle keep, dad had get to the top to ring for help and leave the family in the dark of the keep. I turned up, tried to find someone who had contact details, after about an hour, they we’re let out, they only other to get them out was by helicopter, Trumptons ladder would have not reached. They did laugh about it(eventually).

  3. I used to work in the control room & a lady called in SURE that she had seen a UFO land in a field. Apparently the size of stables. After checking with the sergeant I had to send officers to check as he said ‘it could happen’! I don’t think the officers were too impressed as I passed the info to them. But they went and checked. The aliens had already left when they got there.

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