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Firefighters ring off the new year in Danbury

January 2, 2019 GMT

You can call this one “ringing in the new year.”

Danbury firefighters came to a woman’s rescue Tuesday, not with a three-alarm blaze or even a cat stuck in a tree, but when the the bonds of matrimony became too restrictive to bear.


A visitor from Columbia found that her ring was too tight. It couldn’t be removed and, based on the photos posted to the Danbury Fire Department’s Facebook page, was probably somewhat painful.

She “came to engine 23′s firehouse looking for help because her ring was too tight and she couldn’t get it off,” according to the Facebook post.


Apparently she came to the right place. “We are equipped with all sorts of tools to assist people in difficult predicaments.”

Firefighter Tommy Chirico used a simple ring cutter “to get the job done,” the post said, which apparently is part of the standard rescue “man in machine kit.”

Chirico was successful: “Our visitor was very pleased with our service and went about her night, wearing one less ring!”