A person was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after getting trapped between a wheelie bin and a truck in Kawerau this morning.
A Kawerau Fire Station spokesman said they helped paramedics free the man who was "in a bad way".
He said the owner of the house was in a "stressed, traumatic state", and he had never seen so many emergency responders together.
Police, Fire and Emergency NZ services, St John and a rescue helicopter attended.
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The spokesman highlighted the benefits of all emergency responders working together.
"It's good to get a positive outcome for the community," he said.
A police spokeswoman said police were called to the scene on River Rd about 8.45am.
A Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said the person was freed and two appliances had been sent to the scene.
Fire and Emergency Services were alerted at 8.37am.
A St John spokesman said one person in critical condition was flown to Waikato Hospital.
A Kawerau District Council spokeswoman said neither council rubbish trucks nor Waste Management trucks contracted by the council were involved in the incident.