Burbank Firefighters Rescue Six Year-Old Trapped In Park Swing

( Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Captain Mark Hatch keeps the young girl smiling and entertained while fellow Firefighters use tools to complete the rescue. ( © Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters came to the rescue after they were called to Mountain View Park located at 751 S. Griffith Park Drive in the Rancho District on Wednesday afternoon. to help a 6-year-old female who was reported stuck in the baby swing for close to 30 minutes.


Firefighters used several tools from their toolbox to free Natalie, a 6-year-old Burbank resident, who became stuck using a baby swing. Her parents attempted to help her out for close to 30 minutes before they called for help from Burbank Firefighters. 

Firefighters, under the Direction of Battalion Chief Danny Alvarez, were prepared with rotary saws, hacksaws, and other extraction equipment but found a pair of tin snip, along with the hacksaw, were the tools of choice.

( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Firefighters gave the girl a stuffed animal that they carry on the rescue ambulances to help during times like these and kept her smiling and laughing during the rescue.

It only took a couple of minutes for the Firefighters to free the girl and they were pleased to hand her to her parents following hugs.

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    • Editor’s Note: Number 1 we did not show her face – Number 2 her mother was there and gave us permission to use the photos – Number 3 there have been numerous instances of older children using this baby swings and getting caught per the fire dept. so it should be brought out.

  1. If in fact there have been numerous instances of children getting caught in these swings why don’t you do some research and bring it out. One line in the comments section of your blog that was brought up by a reader comment doesn’t seem like it’s being “brought out.” Instead of copy and paste puff pieces, why don’t you do some real journalism and actually bring this issue to light?

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