Incident Type: 
Assist Citizen
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 4:04pm
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 4:08pm
400 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

Engine Company 4 was dispatched to assist a 20-year-old UW-Madison student who climbed a tree on Henry Mall but soon realized she didn’t know how to get back down. Situated eight or nine feet above the ground, she strategized for about 20 minutes before ultimately calling 911 for assistance. 

Firefighters propped up an extension ladder, and the woman climbed out of the tree without incident. She was not injured and needed no medical attention.

Asked if she was done climbing trees for the day, she replied, “Maybe.”

Posted 06/15/2018 - 9:30am

Cynthia Schuster (Public Information Officer)