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un-fur-tunate fix for basja
In an interesting twist on the classic tail of a Firefighter rescuing a cat from a tree, Wallasey Firefighters rescued a pedigree cat from a claw-ful situation.
Crews were called to a house in Column Road, West Kirby after the eight-month-old male cat, called Kot Bayun Basja, got his paw stuck in a plug hole.
Owner Anna Alcock told local news website, West Kirby Today, that he became trapped after she tried washing him in the kitchen sink.
Anna and her children used soap, ice and oil to try and free him from his un-fur-tunate fix, but to no avail.
The family called Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, and crews used wire cutters and pliers to release him.
Kot Bayn Basja, who is known as Basja for short and named after a famous Russian fairytale about a clever cat who puts people to sleep by telling stories, was not harmed by his meow-serable ordeal.
Anna told reporters she was “so grateful” to Firefighters and that Basja is now walking around feline fine.
Total Incidents by ground station between 1st April 2016 to 30th April 2016
Station Ground All Accidental All Deliberate All RTC Primary Home Secondary Secondary Special
25 Wallasey 11 9 30 Bootle & Netherton 10 4 31 Crosby 10 2
Fires Fires Fires
Fires
Service
10 Kirkdale
11 City Centre
12 Kensington
14 Speke - Garston
15 Toxteth
16 Old Swan
17 Belle Vale
18 Aintree
19 Croxteth
20 Birkenhead
21 Bromborough
22Heswall 102201 23 Upton 6 1 16 12 1 2 24WestKirby 503231
14 8 16 15 3 12 13 6 24
14 6 2 10 6 3 22 6 2
18 4 1
19 9 3
13 9 3 11 4 1 10 4 2 21 1 5 12 8 7
7 2 18 7 3 19 8 7 15 8 4 12
11 1 14 8 3 22 14 7 16
3 2
54 1 1
17 14 101 121051 9 3 10 1 32Formby 313100 33 Southport 12 7 96 112 40 Huyton 14 7 27 26 103 42Kirkby 7 3 11 7 51 50 St Helens 9 3 34 29 3 2 51 Newton-Le-Willows 5 2 8 8 5 2 52 Eccleston 8 3 21 17 3 0
Grand Total 209 88 345 291 124 47
During April 2016 FRS crews rescued six people from road traffic collisions and two people from accidental dwelling fires. Please note: The Whiston station area is now covered by Belle Vale, Huyton and Eccleston. However, the Whiston fire appliance is still operational.
Paul Is PuttIng In the MIles
Station Manager Paul Kay raised over £1,500 in a gruelling treadmill challenge.
Paul, who manages Toxteth Community Fire Station and Speke and Garston Community Fire Station, ran 44 miles in eight hours on a treadmill at the Tesco Bidston Moss store on Wirral to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity.
“I was overwhelmed by the level of support shown to me on the day and delighted by everyone’s generosity,’ said Paul, 38.
“It was a really tough challenge but plenty of people came down to cheer me on, which really helped.
“The final amount raised came to £1511.99 which is a fantastic result. It will make a huge difference to many Firefighters, both serving and retired, as well as their families.
Paul also used the event as a training exercise before embarking on three marathons in three consecutive
months, which he will also be completing on behalf of the charity.
“I competed in the
London Marathon in April, the Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in May and will take on the Mont Blanc Ultra Marathon in June, running a combined total of around 102 miles, so I’m hoping I get the same level of support I did at Tesco.”
To sponsor Paul visit:
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www.justgiving.com/Paul-Kay999/
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