Thursday, August 09, 2007

Aren't firemen wonderful?

Three fire engines and a boat were sent to rescue a duck trapped in a drainage tunnel near Solihull. The fire service denied it was a waste and said if a more urgent call had come up, the fire engines would have gone there.

Back in February fire fighters were called out to rescue a cat trapped on the ledge of a storm drain as waters rose around it.

And in March firefighters cut a horse out of a caravan after it had got trapped inside.

Aren't our firefighters wonderful?



jmb said...

They certainly are suckers, but thank goodness they are.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Yes, where would we, and our animals, be without our fireman?

Matt said...

Er ... no.

A trapped duck does not justify perhaps 100 miles of fire engine distance (70 miles for one of the 3 engines alone), even in carbon footprint terms - never mind the risk if there had been an emergency where the engines had come from.

Cause for disciplinary action, I hope.


Anonymous said...

Glad to see them doing something but put out fires. What I mean is, glad they had the time.

phishez_rule said...

Thats so cute. Someone has to rescue the animals, and why not hot firemen?