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Man Gets Stuck High on Palm Tree--Firefighters Stage Dramatic Rescue

2018-04-20 15:14
A tree trimmer got stuck in a palm tree in Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday, April 18, prompting two fire engines and paramedic staff to mobilize—less than a week after the firefighters were trained on palm tree rescues. A clip shared to the Tucson Fire Department Facebook page shows two firefighters high on a fire truck ladder working to free the man stuck among hanging palm tree branches. The footage shows the tree trimmer falling several feet as firefighters cut away branches. Captain Andy Skaggs of the Tucson Fire Department said the tree trimmer works by himself in the area and had the necessary equipment but told firefighters he made a mistake and “put himself in that scenario,” Tucson News Now reported. Firefighters were trained in palm tree rescue on April 12 and April 13. Credit: Tucson Fire Department via Storyful