COOPER CITY FIREFIGHTERS ARE JUST DUCKY!
FIREFIGHTERS SCOOP UP EIGHT DUCKLINGS THAT FELL INTO STORM DRAIN
Firefighters from Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Station #28 rescued eight ducklings from a storm drain along Flamingo Road Wednesday, May 22, after a woman saw a mother duck with nine ducklings waddle over a storm drain in a parking lot. Eight ducklings fell through the drain, leaving the mother and one duckling remaining in the parking lot of the Strike Zone, near Southwest 55th Street. Firefighters responded with nets in hand and removed the grate and swiftly scooped up six of the wayward ducklings. The last two evaded firefighters for about 25 minutes as they swam up and down the drainage pipe. The firefighters from Quint #28 eventually got the mother duck to make some noise in an attempt to coax the errant ducklings towards them. Finally, the last two paddled into reach of the firefighters, who netted them one by one and reunited them with their mother.
Hats off to BSFR Cooper City Quint #28's crew for being kind to their web-footed friends! Capt. Vince Greico (in photo at top left), Driver/Engineer Jerry Defalco (top center) and Firefighter/Paramedic Keith Silvis (with hat).
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