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    Now that I have your attention.....Long and thin is in!

    Skinny firefighter slithers to the rescue

    WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Good things sometimes come in small
    packages.
    Such is the case for a 160-pound firefighter in Westfield.
    Jim Pfeiffer's beanpole status came in handy when the
    25-year-old slipped into a narrow crevasse to rescue a toddler
    trapped nine feet underground on Monday.
    The 16-month-old Metuchen boy had slipped into a hole dug by a
    contractor to support new floodlights at Tamaques Park.
    A concrete column took up most of the space. But John
    Butterfield fell into a ten-inch gap, pressing his face against the
    dirt wall.
    Colleagues fastened ropes around Pfeiffer's waist and ankles,
    and lowered him headfirst into the gap. Pfeiffer soon became wedged
    himself.
    But the firefighter managed to grip the child's shirt, and then
    slip his fingertips under the boy's armpits. His colleagues hoisted
    them to freedom.
    The infant was treated for cuts and bruises.


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    WOW AND KUUULLLL Well done Jim!
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

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