VIDEO: A video showing Salt Lake City firefighters rescuing police officers has gained more than half a million views in less than 24 hours.
The Salt Lake Police Department employees were stuck in an elevator that malfunctioned on the third floor of the Public Safety Building in downtown Salt Lake City (the headquarters for both departments) Thursday afternoon.
The Salt Lake City Fire Department posted a video on Facebook showing several officers emerging from an elevator amid much laughter.
“I thought it was pretty unfortunate for the police officers, but pretty funny for us,” firefighter Andy Maxwell said.
Once the doors failed to open, the police officers radioed for help to the dispatch center just a few feet away.
Firefighters are the only first responders who carry elevator keys.