The exploits of Chicago's finest fire and rescue team are brought to screen in 'Chicago Fire', now available on Blu-Ray and DVD.
To mark the UK release of the hit US drama following the uniformed heroes and medics of Firehouse 51 as they save lives on the streets of the Windy City, here's a list of some of the stranger fire rescue call-outs to make it into the log books in the UK, with a not insignificant number involving pets...
A kitten with its head stuck in a bongo drum
A chimp wedged inside a chimney
An adult hamster trapped in a disabled lift
A kitten trapped in a reclining chair
So far this year fire-fighters in the UK’s capital have rescued 173 animals including:
A snake on the roof of a mosque in Camden
A hamster trapped in a hole in Islington
A pigeon trapped in a TV aerial in Richmond
A dehydrated cat in distress in Greenwich
A baby seagull stuck on scaffolding in Sutton
A bird stuck in a trampoline in Lambeth
An injured peacock on the roof of a house in Sutton
A puppy in a precarious position in Hackney
A dog trapped on a window ledge above a betting shop in Waltham Forest
A bird of prey trapped on a roof
But false fire alarms aren’t limited to animals in distress! Other bizarre emergency call-outs this year included:
A woman trapped in a pantry
A man trapped between a building and a wall
There were also 53 instances in which residents needed to get a ring removed from their finger.
Let’s not forget 2013’s Fifty Shades of Grey effect. Kinky couples have been rescued by fire-fighters 79 times after sex games left them trapped in handcuffs in the UK. Additionally, there has been a reported rise in cases of men with their privates stuck in inanimate objects such as vacuum cleaners and toasters. As you do...
'Chicago Fire Season One' comes to Blu-ray and DVD on 14 October, from Universal Pictures (UK). Watch the trailer below...