Meet the crew specially trained to rescue animals across Kent

To many, animals are like members of the family, or crucial livelihood for farmers, which is why animal rescue emergencies are as important as any other for Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS). Its dedicated animal rescue unit (ARU), based…

London’s firefighters attended two animal rescues a day in 2020

Firefighters rescued two animals a day during 2020 – a big increase on the previous three years, according to new figures from London Fire Brigade. London’s firefighters attended a total of 755 animal rescues last year – the equivalent of…

Firefighters help save horse stranded during Storm Dennis

Firefighters helped save the life of a horse who had fallen and become stranded during Storm Dennis. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews from Dalkeith and Sighthill responded to the incident within a field near Gorebridge, Midlothian. The horse, named…

Pony rescued from muddy bog

‘We have no idea how long the pony was stuck neck-high in the muddy water’ RSPCA officers and fire crews launched a rescue mission to save a pony stuck neck-high in muddy flood water in Northamptonshire.  The young piebald cob…

Frosty the pony rescued just days before Christmas after falling down bank

Yearling hauled up bank and brought back from ‘brink of death’ by rescuers A team of animal heroes worked together to haul an exhausted, young pony who had fallen down a bank back to safety and bring him back to…

Cat and kittens rescued from kitchen fire

Fire crews and RSPCA rescue cat and three kittens with special pet oxygen masks. West Midlands Fire Service and the RSPCA rescued a cat and three kittens from a kitchen fire.  RSPCA animal collection officer Cara Gibbon was on call…

Cow stuck between fence and trees is freed in joint rescue mission

Dog walkers spotted the stricken heifer wedged between tree trunks and a fence RSPCA officers and firefighters had a huge task on their hands after being called to a cow stuck on her side between two trees and a fence.…

RSPCA and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service Rescue Stranded Dog from a river in Hull, UK

The Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animal (RSPCA) teamed up with Humberside Fire & Rescue Service to save the life of a dog who was stuck in the River Hull. Fire crews were called to Marsden Landing,…

Fire crews help to rescue baby seal

Fire crews helped rescue a seal cub after it became stranded on a Birchington beach last night (24 August 2017). The RSPCA phoned Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) for assistance at around 9.15pm. After an initial assessment by a KFRS…

Malaysian firefighters rescue a 60-kilogram hawksbill turtle

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian firefighters have rescued a 60-kilogram Hawksbill turtle from certain death. The turtle was stuck to a floodgate at a power station in northwestern Negeri Sembilan state. Firefighters were called to the floodgate when the turtle was…

Firefighters ‘take bull by the horns’ and dig free one tonne beast

A one-tonne bull that fell into a muddy storm drain while out looking for cows had to be rescued by firefighters. The prized £2,000 animal had been roaming Ben Aketil windfarm on the Isle of Skye when it tumbled three…

HRH The Earl of Wessex Officially opens Newsham Court

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex officially opened Newsham Court, the new headquarters of Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS), on Tuesday 8 September. The Earl was received by James Puxley, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, before being introduced…

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