Fire and Rescue busy with new 'mission' - The New Indian Express

Fire and Rescue busy with new 'mission'

Published: 13th November 2013 12:28 PM

Last Updated: 13th November 2013 12:28 PM

It’s not all about putting out fires and pulling people out of burning buildings. Not all the rescue missions of Fire and Rescue personnel are glamorous and adrenaline-pumping. There are times when they have to go through that get-the-kitten-out-of-the-tree routine, as any cartoon-viewer should know.

 But here’s a new one. The latest rescue missions of firefighters in the city? Removing new trend steel rings from people’s fingers.

 Walk into the Fire and Rescue Services control room and be greeted by a tin of these rings - the result of the hard work put in by the personnel in removing them from people’s fingers. 

In the last one month alone, as many as 11 people had approached the control room in the city to remove their finger rings. Scores of people are still approaching fire stations for this, after being referred by the doctors of Medical College or General Hospital.

 It is for removing steel rings rather than gold ones that people usually approach the control room, according to the Fire and Rescue Services personnel.

 The officials say they receive cases from the entire district. “We find the rings hard to remove, and sometimes it takes hours. These are the ones we keep safe,” said Prince, fire inspector at control room.

  There were also many instances of people taking away the rings that the Fire and Rescue personnel had removed, so   the collected rings doesn’t reveal the exact number.

 The personnel find pleasure in collecting the rings which they remove, which now has become a habit for these men in uniform. But they are yet to decide on what to do with the new ‘collection.’

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