Stamford Engine 5 Firefighters Safely Remove Nine Ducklings and Escort Family Back to the Mill River.
Firefighters from Engine Company 5 assisted Stamford Animal Control Officers on Summer Street this morning to safely rescue nine ducklings from a catch basin.
The removal was all done under the watchful eye and approval of the mother duck and without incident.
Once reunited, Engine 5 personnel provided a safety escort for all ducks from Summer Street to Bridge Street, across Washington Blvd. and back into the Mill River.
Thanks to Captain Ryan Kerwin and Firefighters Jimmy Romaniello Jr., Nick DeAngelo, and Jon Coscarelli for their efforts.
Two photos are below.
A short video is also available online on the Stamford Fire Department Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram sites. Permission authorized to press for distribution.
Stamford firefighters remove grating to access nine ducklings:
Photo 2: Mother of ducklings patiently watches firefighters work and safely remove nine duckings.
Incident Details (if applicable):
Incident Number: 19-06399
Incident Location: 2113 Summer Street
Incident Date: 2019-07-25 10:10:00.0
Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Palmer