Engine 1 fishing keys from sewer grate

Engine Co. 1 made one woman’s day last week after she accidentally dropped her keys down a parking ramp grate near Pinckney and Dayton Streets.

The crew had just freed up from an EMS call at the YWCA downtown when they were approached by the distraught citizen. The keys, they learned, had fallen 30 feet.

But Engine 1 was up for the challenge.

“We used a rope, a carabiner, a stick, and rigged together a hook with some metal to fish out the keys,” said Lieutenant Mahlon Mitchell.

The woman was very happy to have her keys back and thanked Engine 1 for their help!

E1 fishing for keys
Engine 1 crew over parking ramp grate

Engine 1 - 10/31/19:
Lt. Mahlon Mitchell
A/AE Dave Trainor
FF Jason Wiese
FF Austen Fuchs

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Category: General, Station 1