Woodlawn firefighters make feline rescue
On Saturday, May 28, a crew from Woodlawn Fire Station (Tower 424) responded to a non-emergency call from the Mount Vernon area about a whimpering kitten that had been stuck in a tree for over an hour. The team of first responders, led by Lt. Dave Bender, used the bucket to access the kitten and bring it to safety.
While some community fire departments reportedly decline to make feline rescues from trees, Fairfax County first responders make every effort to help if possible, said Bender.
“Each situation is different, but, whenever feasible, we will make the rescue. Most of us are pet owners and understand how we all feel about our furry family members,” he said.