If a person is extremely claustrophobic it’s highly recommended to stay away of elevators and use the stairs at all costs. Actually, being trapped with no way out inside a blocked lift could be a horrific experience for anyone. It’s good to know that if something dreadful like this happens to you in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom you should be prepared to hang on for quite some time.
Recently, the firefighters in the area agreed not to rescue anyone stuck in a broken elevator if that person hasn’t been there for at least three hours. It turns out the firefighters were extremely fed up after receiving more than 100 emergency calls annually for people stuck inside lifts. Each rescue costs the fire department hundreds of dollars, so they’ve legislated new guidelines that would mean more people should chose the stairs instead of risking getting stuck in a broken elevator with no regular maintenance check ups. An emergency brigade will only be sent if there is a real emergency or danger to human life.