LAFD Rescue Hawk

I saw this on the LAFD blog and I just had to share it with you all because it’s damn heartwarming. It seems a hawk got tangled in some fishing line or nylon thread of some kind too high up for animal control or anyone else to be able to reach it, so the LAFD came to the rescue. It’s like the badass version of getting a cat out of a tree. Go LAFD. Thanks for being so awesome.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=duzAOOjFB2w[/youtube]

7 Replies to “LAFD Rescue Hawk”

  1. Travis,

    Thanks for your kind words and for sharing this story on blogging.la.

    Your Los Angeles Firefighters are always pleased to help when other options for animal rescue prove unsafe or impossible for our fellow responders.

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Firefighter/Specialist
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

  2. .and yes, our favorite part is the child’s loud squeal of delight at the *very end* of the video. It’s a small thing, but touches us to know that a young person has faith in their Los Angeles Fire Department’s ability to get the job done.

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Firefighter/Specialist
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

  3. Julia, not unless you subscribe to the notion that the ‘carefully crafted’ George Caplan er, Roger Thornhill, uhm Will Campbell is but a fabrication to make you believe he is someone other than BRIAN HUMPHREY! [vague blogger reference – see blogging.la archives ;)]

    To be honest, we can’t think of any one we’d rather have on that ladder with us (to endure talon scratches and all) than the handsome, erudite, mentally and physically fit Will Campbell, er…. Brian Humphrey ;)

    -BH-

  4. Aw shucks, Julia and Brian. I am as in awe of this amazing showcase of the Every Day Heroics of LAFD’s finest as I am of your kind words — and LOL’ing at Humphrey’s well-timed reference to “NXNW” (which I just enjoyed for the untold time this past weekend).

    PS. If tapped to be of assistance you know it: I’d be at that ladder in a heartbeat — either atop it or at the bottom holding ‘er steady.

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