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Stratford Firefighters Rescue Kids Stuck On Ferris Wheel At Carnival

Stratford firefighters rescue two riders from the Ferris wheel after it stalled Wednesday night at the Rotary Club Carnival.
Stratford firefighters rescue two riders from the Ferris wheel after it stalled Wednesday night at the Rotary Club Carnival. Photo Credit: Stratford Professional Firefighters IAFF 998/Facebook
Stratford firefighters practice making a rescue from a Ferris wheel in May 2014. That training came in handy Wednesday night when the Ferris wheel stalled at the same carnival.
Stratford firefighters practice making a rescue from a Ferris wheel in May 2014. That training came in handy Wednesday night when the Ferris wheel stalled at the same carnival. Photo Credit: Stratford Professional Firefighters IAFF 998/Facebook

STRATFORD, Conn. — Two kids got a bonus ride not usually offered at the Stratford Rotary Club's carnival Wednesday night after they got stuck on a stalled Ferris wheel.

Stratford firefighters came to the rescue and used a 95-foot aerial ladder to rescue them after the Ferris wheel stalled and they were stranded about 25 feet above the ground.

The Stratford Fire Department responded to the carnival at 411 Barnum Ave. to bring the riders to safety.

"Just one of the many incidents, we utilize the height and reach of Truck 1's aerial device for," Stratford Professional Firefighters IAFF 998 said in a Facebook post.

The Stratford firefighters train for just such an emergency. They practiced setting up the ladder at the Ferris wheel at the same carnival two years ago, according to a Facebook post. (See second photo above.)

The rescue happened just after 9 p.m., when only the two kids were on the ride, according to the Connecticut Post.

No injuries were reported, and the ride will be reinspected by the State Fire Marshal’s office before any riders hop on, the Post said.

The Rotary Club's carnival, operated by Coleman Brothers Shows, is set up in the parking lot of Stratford Square at 411 Barnum Avenue Cutoff and continues through June 5. Check the website for hours.

Click here to read the story at the Connecticut Post website.

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