Firefighters Rescue Cat Trapped Under Car
Mobile firefighters respond to all kinds of emergency calls that range from something simple to something very challenging and may involve a matter of life and death. On this particular day Todd Norsworthy a captain with the Mobile fire department called the fire station instead of calling 911 because it was not a life and death emergency of a humans life. Todd called the fire station and stated that he needs Truck 5 to come to the circle K on Forman road to rescue a cat that was stuck underneath a car.
This is how it all began when a woman pulled into the circle K to purchase something and when she got in her car and cranked it up she heard a cat meowing somewhere near her car. So the woman got out of her car and looked around and did not see a cat. So the woman got back into her car and proceeded to drive to exit the circle K parking lot. When she stopped the car to pull out into the main highway she heard the cat meowing again. So she stopped the car and got out and looked underneath the car and that’s when she saw a cat hanging from the beneath the car and that’s when she sought someone for help.
The captain and crew of truck 5 arrived at the circle K and then began to think about the best way to rescue the cat from underneath the car. The car had to be raised high enough, cribbing put in place and the tires chocked before someone could get underneath the car.
After the car was secure and would not fall a member of truck 5 slid himself underneath the car to see how to free the cats leg that was stuck in the under panel of the car. The crew member had to use a screw driver to remove some screws and a pry bar to pull down on the panel and then he was able to free the cats’ leg and then he handed the cat to a crew member that was waiting nearby. The cat seemed to be happy to be free because as soon as the crew member set the cat on the ground to pet it the cat bolted suddenly and ran off quickly without even a thank you.
After the cat got away a crew member slid himself under the car and put the under panel back into place and tightened the screws to secure the panel. Now all was left to do was to remove the cribbing and lower the car and remove the chocks.
This rescue operation is one of many different type calls Mobile firefighters respond to on a daily basis.