Unusual fire call-outs

London Fire Brigade release details of their most unusual call outs.

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Other unusual call-outs for fire service


2nd top tip of the day: Don't put your manhood into a spanner. Yep, we were called to that too #FiftyShadesofRed #SpannerInTheWorks


3rd top tip: If you think you’re too big to fit into your child’s toy car: you are, like the man we rescued in Kingston 2 years ago #Wedged


Details on unusual call-outs

In the last three years the capital's fire crews have been called out to:

  • Eighteen incidents involving children with their heads stuck in potties or toilet seats.
  • Five incidents involving people's hands being stuck in shredders.
  • Seventy nine incidents involving people being trapped in handcuffs.
  • Four incidents where people had their hands stuck in blenders
  • Seventeen incidents involving children with their fingers stuck in toys

Brigade notes 'fifty shades effects'

The popularity of erotic fiction like the bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey could be to blame for the dozens of incidents of people being trapped in handcuffs firefighters have been called out to over the past three years, a brigade said today.

London Fire Brigade said it had turned out to 79 such incidents - and nine instances of men with rings stuck on their penises - and urged people "always keep the keys handy".

LFB's unusual call outs


In a bid to reduce non-emergency incidents we've released our most unusual call outs. We'll tweet a few throughout the day #FiftyShadesofRed


We're called out 6 times a year to kids with their heads stuck in potties & loo seats. Keep a close eye on your potty-training youngsters!