Firefighters snap photos as they rescue police officers from stuck elevator

Posted at 12:20 PM, Apr 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-30 12:20:07-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - We call police when we need help - these Kansas City police officers needed to call the fire department!

An elevator had malfunctioned inside the police academy and left a dozen officers stuck inside. Gregg Favre from the St. Louis Fire Department tweeted out a picture of the rescue.

The KC fire department arrived and freed their brothers in blue. Not one of the 12 officers inside was hurt, and were said to be in good spirits. The rescue made for some pretty light-hearted teasing though.

“We had a lot of fun with them and we made sure everything happened safely and we did it all the way it`s supposed to be done, and they were good sports about it and we threw our jabs. It was cool,” said firefighter Tony Pisciotta.

The fire department says elevator rescues are a regular occurrence - this one just happened to take place at the police academy.