Hatzolah of Los Angeles EMTs ‘Catch’ a Strange Call

Hatzolah of Los Angeles was requested to respond to a “pediatric trauma” call on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. When the EMTs arrived on scene they were rushed into the house to find a child lying on the floor with his hand stuck in a Protecta EVO Circuit Bait Station, A mouse trap.

The child had stuck their finger in the trap door and could not remove it. Inside the trap is an “alligator type claw” that closed on the child’s fingers. The traps were key operated but the exterminator never left the family with a spare key.

Luckily one of the EMTs thought quickly and grabbed a bolt cutter he happened to have in his vehicle. They were able to cut off the lock and open the trap from the other end to free the child’s hand.

There was no physical injury to the child’s digit but it did cause quite a scare.
Please make sure if you have one of these glorified mouse traps to get a spare key from the exterminator and to keep children away from them.

Hatzolah of Los Angeles is an all volunteer Emergency Medical Service whose primary mission is to provide rapid response to emergency medical situations within their community.

They are staffed by over 60 volunteer EMTs and over 20 volunteer dispatchers. In addition to Emergency medical calls, Hatzolah also responds to Critical Missing searches and is prepared to respond to Disaster scenarios.

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