The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) shared on their Facebook page the details of an real life rescue operation which they conducted last night (12 Nov) at about 8.45pm.
It was a height rescue operation and SCDF firefighters from the Central Fire Station as well as specialists from the elite Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) were activated.
A man who was working on a tower crane at a height of 70 metres off the ground had apparently injured himself on his leg, and was unable to climb down to safety without assistance.
Two firefighters climbed up using a cat ladder to reach the injured man, and bandaged and immobilised his injured leg in preparation for the rescue.
Two specialists from the DART team then ascended the crane and set up a system to lower the man from height using ropes and pulleys while other DART team specialists on the ground prepared the surroundings to receive the injured man that was about to be lowered down.
The injured worker was safely rescued by the firefighters from the SCDF and then sent to the Singapore General Hospital after he was preliminary assessed by an SCDF ambulance crew.
Image source: Singapore Civil Defence Force Facebook