Firefighter Obese Rescues On The Rise

5 September 2018, 07:57 | Updated: 5 September 2018, 08:06


The number of morbidly obese people needing rescuing by firefighters has more than trebled in Cambridgeshire in 5 years.

Figures show crews were called out to lift or free trapped overweight people 79 times since 2013. 

Across the UK, tens of thousands of pounds are being spent on special slings, and pullies, as well as on plus-size dummies for training. 

Listen to what Matt Wrack from the Fire Brigades Union says about it all...