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Teens Rescued From Roof at Annie's Playground

No injuries were reported.

Volunteer firefighters helped get two stranded teens safely from the peak of playground equipment at to the ground Monday.

Around 1:30 p.m. arrived at the playground in the 800 block of Smith Lane in Fallston where they found two young people on the roof of playground equipment, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for .

Fire personnel used a ladder to help the two teens to the ground, according to Gardiner.

No injuries were reported.

Beth Buffy Garrett August 06, 2012 at 10:11 PM
You have got to be kidding!?! Did the teens call 911? I really hope no one was needing real help while these teens were using the emergency services. Hopefully next time they will call their parents when they need a ladder.
Terry August 06, 2012 at 10:29 PM
I'd charge them for the rescue since it's due to stupidity!!!!
Clair Balsano August 07, 2012 at 01:03 AM
From what I understand the children involved had special needs. I am just glad that everyone is safe.
Theresa Fielder August 07, 2012 at 11:16 AM
If special need then they should have someone watching them. Glad they are ok
Lauren August 07, 2012 at 11:34 AM
My thoughts exactly? Where we're the people who were supposed to be watching them...
Rebecca August 07, 2012 at 12:48 PM
I can't get over the ignorance of some people.....Your children have never gotten into something they shouldn't in the blink of an eye??? Oh I forgot Hazard County has perfect parents and children!!!!!
Beth Buffy Garrett August 07, 2012 at 01:07 PM
You don't climb to the top of a building "in the blink of an eye".
SnakeSkin August 07, 2012 at 01:23 PM
I want to thank the patch for wasting our time with this article and for not explaining the situation. If there was a special needs kid involved lets talk about it so we don't blow this out of proportion!!! A teen getting stuck on the roof of a playground is not patch worthy!!!
SnakeSkin August 07, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Kirsten can you please remove this article or at least get more info so people don't go overboard about teens getting stuck on a playground??
Brian Curlee August 07, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Why do people think they have control over what's allowed to be posted on the internet. This article is fine. It's information (probably as much as she had) about a call that went out to a volunteer fire department. The problem is not the article, the problem is people's general inability to handle someone making a comment they don't like. Who cares that someone said something negative about a teenager or their parents. Literally no one that posted above knows exactly what happened. Special needs, fully capable teen, bad parents, bad camp staff, fast climbers, teleporters.... who knows how fast they got up there? Who knows why they couldn't get down? Its a story. It should stay up, and everyone should get over it.
Brian Curlee August 07, 2012 at 02:00 PM
When a fire department responds to the most popular playground in Harford County, people would like to know why. It shouldn't be blown out of proportion either way. It was originally posted with even LESS information by the Harford Fire Blog on FaceBook. The Patch is simply passing it along.
SnakeSkin August 07, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Are you kidding me Brian?? You make no sense. There is no reason to throw someone's kid special needs or not under the bus like that!!?
Brian Curlee August 07, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Wait. SnakeSkin, I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what part makes no sense. Are you accusing me of throwing a kid under the bus? I'm not advocating the comments above mine, but there is a generally accepted amendment to the constitution that allows people to have and state their opinions. If you'd like to offer counter-argument to those comments, then you're welcome to it. But to request the article be taken down because commenters can't control themselves is completely ridiculous.
SnakeSkin August 07, 2012 at 02:57 PM
I'm just simply stating that people have no right to comment on an article like this without knowing the facts. What if it was your brother who was 17 who had special needs on that roof? I bet you would feel a bit differently. I'm just advocating for the article to be removed or updated as my original comment stated!! Read before you judge!
SnakeSkin August 07, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Just for the record, i have a good friend with a brother who needs the special attention!! I know how it is!! I see how it is!!!! I'm going to win this debate! Trust me on that!!
Brian Curlee August 07, 2012 at 03:05 PM
I did read. I read the article. I read each comment above your own. I read your comment, and I made my reply. You're most recent post is completely proving my point. What if the story is that the Bel Air VFD responded to a call where able-bodied teens were stuck on the roof? What if that IS the story. You're saying that the story should be removed? And Why? Because of the commenters? And you are actually 100% wrong. Because of the way this page is set up, the internet is set up, and this country is set up, people absolutely have the right to post whatever they want based on whatever facts they do or don't have. And that's my original point. The fact that you don't like it doesn't mean the story should be removed.
Brian Curlee August 07, 2012 at 03:25 PM
So you're not only making the assumption that I have no experience with special needs children (which, for the record, would be inaccurate), but you're also assuming that my argument is that people should be allowed to bash special needs children. The problem is that neither I, nor anyone else, bashed them. Some said that capable teens would be a waste of an emergency call. Others said that special-needs caretakers should be been more attentive. No one suggested that special-needs children are in the wrong. My argument is that you are wrong in requesting the page be removed from the site. You're selectively reading and making a lot of assumptions. Another assumption you're making is that I'm trying to win a debate, when, in fact, I'm completely unconcerned with being dubbed a winner or loser. I'm simply exercising my right to post whatever I'd like to say on this comment thread.
Kirsten Dize August 07, 2012 at 03:30 PM
SnakeSkin, I have heard the same rumors about a special needs child being involved, but at this point I have no confirmation of that.
Carrie Maines Hawkins August 07, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Hope their ok!
Wings August 07, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Are you people kidding me? Just goes to show that some of you will argue over ANYTHING. SMH
Terri August 08, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Hazard County???
SnakeSkin August 08, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Thank you Kirsten for clarifying! Brian, forget it your not getting my point!
Ahmad0001 December 18, 2012 at 05:39 AM
Hopefully next time they will call their parents when they need a ladder. http://www.onlinedatastoragesite.com/softwares/prior-to-upgrading-program-in-mid-foot-linux.html


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