VIDEO: Firefighters rescue woman from first floor window

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FIREFIGHTERS rescued an elderly woman through the window of her first floor flat after she lay helpless through the night.

The woman, believed to be in her 80s, was brought down from her room using an aerial ladder platform as paramedics were concerned about damage to her neck.

Firefighters rescue a woman from a first floor window

Firefighters rescue a woman from a first floor window

She was unable to call for help because she did not have her personal alarm on her at the time of the fall.

The happened at 11am on Wednesday, an hour before firefighters were due to go on strike.