This morning, Stamford Fire Department Rescue Co. 1 performed a somewhat unusual rescue in the Westover section of Stamford.
A cat apparently took advantage of HVAC Technicians working in the attic and decided to explore the usually inaccessible space. The homeowners led the firefighters to the area where they said they could hear the cat moving around in the wall and occasionally meowing. Instead of making holes all over the house, a firefighter entered the attic and found the void space that the scared “little” kitty had discovered. Unfortunately, the cat was unreachable from the attic. But with the direction of the firefighter in the attic and permission of the homeowners, other firefighters were able to strategically make a single hole that allowed the cat to escape… with haste.
Captain Hayes is a 31-year veteran of the Stamford Fire Department. He is currently assigned to the East Side Fire Station #4 on Shippan Avenue. In addition to his regular Fire Officer duties, he is a Public Relations Officer, the developer of the StamfordFire.com website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.