1. #1
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    SW Wisconsin
    Posts
    43

    Default Kangaroo tracking

    Hello all just thought I would post this for your enjoyment,

    http://www.channel3000.com/news/4045431/detail.html

    story of a wayward Kangaroo that was caputred by my Town,

    I was part of the Fire Department team that capatured the Kangaroo.
    you just never know what your next call might be LOL.

  2. #2
    Forum Member
    nmfire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Maryland (DC Suburb)
    Posts
    5,738

    Default

    I've participated in one cat-in-the-tree call, and hopefully that will be the only one. Cartoons make it look like the cat will be happy to see you. Hell NO! This cat was ****ED OFF! Full turnout gear, goggles, shield, and another coat thrown over the cat was required or it would have torn us to pieces. And when it hit the ground, it hauled out of there like there was no tommorow. None of this "oh thank you, please pet me" BS.

    Now, a Kangaroo that can cruise along at 30mph, I can only imagine what happens if that gets angry.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

  3. #3
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Ladder8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Possum Lodge
    Posts
    848

    Smile Skippy?

    He was probably looking for his gloves...

    http://cms.firehouse.com/forums2/sho...threadid=64947
    Be safe y'all!
    IACOJ Animal Control
    Ladder 8
    "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati"

  4. #4
    Forum Member
    EastKyFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    3,095

    Default

    Where does "Kangaroo apprehension" go in NFIRS?
    "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.
    --General James Mattis, USMC


  5. #5
    Forum Member
    LeuitEFDems's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Egremont, The Bizerkshires, MA
    Posts
    1,294

    Default

    Originally posted by EastKyFF
    Where does "Kangaroo apprehension" go in NFIRS?
    The ever useful "Other" category, with of course a VERY detailed narrative of the situation
    The comments made by me are my opinions only, not of the Fire and EMS services I am affiliated with.

    I have lost my mind..has anyone seen it? it's not worth much..but it's mine

  6. #6
    Forum Member
    RyanEMVFD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    Location
    Why? It's not like you're going to visit me! But I'm near Waco, Texas
    Posts
    2,386

    Default

    Cat in a tree? Isn't that what master streams are for?
    NREMT-P\ Reserve Volunteer Firefighter\Reserve Police Officer
    IACOJ Attack

    Experts built the Titanic, amateurs built the Ark.

  7. #7
    Forum Member
    EastKyFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    3,095

    Default

    Originally posted by RyanEMVFD
    Cat in a tree? Isn't that what master streams are for?
    GUILTY!
    "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.
    --General James Mattis, USMC


  8. #8
    Forum Member
    nmfire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Maryland (DC Suburb)
    Posts
    5,738

    Default

    Unfortunately, we have the entire neighborhood of children gathered around so we couldn't just leave or knock it across the road with a deck gun.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

  9. #9
    Forum Member
    Bones42's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Pt. Beach, NJ
    Posts
    10,686

    Default

    Done the cat in tree thing also.

    Am I the only one that has gone on Seagull rescue calls? They get stuck in fishing line and then get tangled up on house roofs. I hate seagulls.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

  10. #10
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    421

    Default

    Better you than me...
    -Bozz

    Air Force Medic

  11. #11
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Firefighter1219's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Concord, Havana, FL USA
    Posts
    1,356

    Default

    That's great.

    I wonder if it was looking for the palms that myself and some other people have stolen from it and others like it.
    TO/EMT CVFD (1219)
    EMT GEMS
    CPT/EMT MVFD
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Proud Member of IACOJ
    ---------------------------------------------------
    9-11-01 Never Forget FDNY 343

  12. #12
    Forum Member
    Tooanfrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    whangaparaoa peninsular, north island
    Posts
    488

    Default Cats in Tree's

    LFB do not respond to "M. I.A. S."---or Moggies in Arboreal Situations.

    Of course under this ,oh so P.C world, we now have a "F. S. R. U."
    (Feline Skeletal Removal Unit)--since its inception these persons, dressed in the appropriate fur (mock fur, of course) Caped Crusader Kit, have not actually turned out to a M. I N. (Moggie in Need), successfully.

    Simply because by the the time that these dedicated "Wallies" have turned out of their headquarters which is a large barn disguised as a Cat Basket--the Cat has got hungry and has gone home for a feed.

    We as dedicated Moggy Rescuers are in a bit of a quandary--should we respond with our P.O.V's with full light bars and sirens etc and thence frighten the cat higher into the top of the tree.
    Or respond with the Aerial Arboreal Ladders?
    Your input is waited with baited(sardine of course)breath.
    "If you thought it was hard getting into the job--wait until you have to hang the "fire gear"up and walk away!"
    Harry Lauder 1981.Me on the left!

  13. #13
    MembersZone Subscriber
    mglax13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Mineola, New York
    Posts
    175

    Default

    I bet none of you have had to experience an iguana rescue much less a high angle iguana rescue...I hate reptiles.
    MFD Truck 2
    The Workhorse Company

  14. #14
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    355

    Default

    Cat in a tree-- The one, the only, the original John Bean High Pressure Fog.

  15. #15
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Ladder8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Possum Lodge
    Posts
    848

    Default

    Cat in a tree? Time for Operation Snowball!
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Be safe y'all!
    IACOJ Animal Control
    Ladder 8
    "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati"

  16. #16
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Firefighter1219's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Concord, Havana, FL USA
    Posts
    1,356

    Default

    That guy must not like his hands very much. I think I would be wearing my gloves there.
    TO/EMT CVFD (1219)
    EMT GEMS
    CPT/EMT MVFD
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Proud Member of IACOJ
    ---------------------------------------------------
    9-11-01 Never Forget FDNY 343

  17. #17
    IACOJ BOD
    FlyingKiwi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    4,757

    Default

    We don't do cats in trees.

    Have you ever seen a cats skeleton in a tree?
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

  18. #18
    makes good girls go bad
    BLSboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    On the beach, Fla/OCNJ
    Posts
    2,859

    Default

    Bones.. While I was a Jr. Guard for OCBP, we had to take care of the seagull until Animal Control arrived........Unfortulanty, they sh*t EVERYWHERE, and if it is a weekend, well you are SOL until they can find somewone to take care of it. As for the cat in the tree, which would work better, smoothbore, or fog
    AJ, MICP, FireMedic
    Member, IACOJ.
    FTM-PTB-EGH-DTRT-RFB-KTF
    This message has been made longer, in part from a grant from the You Are a Freaking Moron Foundation.

  19. #19
    Forum Member
    firenresq77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Northwest Ohio
    Posts
    5,213

    Default

    We've done the cvat in tree, the human in the tree (went after a pet bird in the tree and the human was stuck)..
    The comments made by me are my opinions only. They DO NOT reflect the opinions of my employer(s). If you have an issue with something I may say, take it up with me, either by posting in the forums, emailing me through my profile, or PMing me through my profile.
    We are all adults so there is no need to act like a child........
    IACOJ

  20. #20
    MembersZone Subscriber
    arhaney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Wren, MS Until the forum gremlins pay a visit!
    Posts
    1,448

    Default

    Originally posted by Firefighter1219
    That's great.

    I wonder if it was looking for the palms that myself and some other people have stolen from it and others like it.
    Man O Man, how I needed a good laugh tonight!
    Chief
    Wren Volunteer Fire Department
    IACOJ
    Southern Division

    http://www.wrenfiredepartment.4t.com/

    In Memory of:
    FireFighter/Pilot James Archer
    1946-2005
    "Rest in peace James, you now have the ultimate set of wings on you."

    Thanks, LeuitEFDems

  21. #21
    Forum Member
    fftrainer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 1999
    Location
    Northern, NJ
    Posts
    889

    Default

    That guy must not like his hands very much. I think I would be wearing my gloves there.
    I wouldn't.... if you think the kangaroo is ****ed now wait till his sees the purple face of my kangaroo palm glove reaching towards him

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register