Upper Arlington firefighters were called upon to conduct a rooftop rescue last week.

Upper Arlington firefighters were called upon to conduct a rooftop rescue last week.

Fire crews were contacted at 4 p.m. July 21 about an emergency in which a worker had been injured while working with a saw, according to public information officer Dan Kochensparger.

"He was working with one other guy," Kochensparger said. "We believe they were working on the building's chimney."

Fire crews found the man on the roof of a private residence at 4168 Greensview Drive. The man's coworker had already performed basic first aid to his arm, Kochensparger said. Fire crews used their ladders to reach the roof and medics continued first aid before bringing the man to the ground with a rescue basket and ropes.

"It was a bit of an unusual one, and the weather didn't help," Kochensparger said. "They had to make sure they treated any possible dehydration, and if our guys had been up there for any period of time they would have had to deal with that as well.

"Luckily, they were able to get it wrapped up fairly quickly."

Paramedics transported the man to Riverside Medical Center. No injuries or complications occurred with the fire crews, Kochensparger said.