We all know that Police Oppos (oppo = colleague) like to take the mick out of Firefighting Oppos for the calls which they attend whereby a furry-friend needs rescuing from a tree (or other tall object).
Being an animal lover myself, I am all for it, as I would probably climb Mount Everest in order to get my cat down if he somehow just happened to end up in Nepal/China/Tibet (did you know that Mount Everest spanned THREE countries!?)
Imagine the look on the faces of our firefighting oppos from across the pond, as they realised that they were en-route to rescue a Cop, from a tree, who had tried to rescue a cat from the same tree!
The FDNY said it received a call at 2:40 p.m. for a police officer stuck in a tree near a public elementary school at 67th and 231st streets in Bayside.
The FDNY responded with a tower ladder and found the officer and the cat about 30 feet up in the tree.
The black and white cat appeared to be about a year old and was not wearing a collar, according to neighbor Luna Giuong, 19.
Neighbor Jeff Yu, 22, said students from the nearby school had just gotten out and lingered to stare at the cat and cop.
“It was kind of comical,” he said. “They seemed to be enjoying themselves. There were no rude comments or anything.”
The officer had lit a flare and set up cones on the ground underneath the tree before going up but onlookers ignored them as they gathered and gawked from the ground, said Yu.
Yu said several fire trucks and police patrol cars responded and “took their time” in the rescue.
It doesn’t matter where in the world you might be, the age-old banter between the fire service and the police is still going strong.
And it is nice to see that cats getting stuck in trees isn’t just a UK ‘problem’. Maybe the answer is to cut down all of the trees, and at the same time turn the wood into pool cues so that our firefighting oppos can continue to play well into the future?
For more emergency services related stories, blogs, banter and much, much more, subscribe to our fortnightly digital magazine that is emailed straight to your inbox by CLICKING HERE
Before you go...
WE NEED YOUR HELP.Here at Emergency Services News, we aim to tell you stories that the mainstream media are not interested in reporting. Whilst the MSM love to berate and ridicule the emergency services, who is there to report on the realities of serving on the front line?
Emergency Services News is currently a loss-making entity. But our team of volunteers, all former emergency services personnel, do not do it for the money.
We do it because we are sick and tired of the mainstream media constantly trying to undermine the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep you and your family safe.
How many MSM journalists who speak ill of the emergency services have actually dared to don the uniform and risk their own lives to save the life of a complete stranger? If you would like to help back our mission of reporting on fact-based news, then please consider helping to support us financially.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.