Firefighters called to free dog that got its head stuck in a bin in Drayton

Firefighers were called to the aid of a dog that had its head stuck in a bin in Drayton. Firefighers were called to the aid of a dog that had its head stuck in a bin in Drayton.

Sunday, June 8, 2014
10:25 AM

Firefighters came to the aid of a dog that had got its head stuck in a bin in the early hours of this morning.

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Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service received a call at just before 1.30am to a dog that had its head trapped in Cator Road, in Drayton, near Norwich.

One crew from Earlham fire station was dispatched and firefighters used small cutting gear to release the dog.

They were on scene for ten minutes.

18 comments

  • Andy t. They obviously would leave the scene in that scenario if a 999 call came in. As for those slamming them about early retirement think about this would you like a firefighter at 65 years of age clambering up a ladder in to a burning building dragging you out and carrying you back down the ladder or would you prefer someone younger. These guys put their lives on the line for us do you think could you do what they do I doubt it. Have some respect.

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    marv1974

    Monday, June 9, 2014

  • I guess I'm in a minority here.....but I can't see the problem. They were on duty anyway and if a 'real' shout came in who knows - they may have been closer to it than if they were at base? Anyway, as a taxpayer I'm happy to know that our furry friends are treated with the same care as the drunk person who sets their chip pan on fire or leaves a fag burning on the sofa, or the boy racer who needs cutting from the car he smashed into a house with. If we start arbitrarily deciding who is 'deserving' of the fire brigade's time it might get dangerous.

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    Fluffy Cat

    Monday, June 9, 2014

  • @marv. While out saving a dog they can't respond to a call where perhaps they are really needed.... At least they weren't called to save the blackbird in the mouse trap!

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    Andy T

    Monday, June 9, 2014

  • Forget the politics for a change where would we be in life without these highly trainedskilleddedicatedbraveheroic workers whatever they get for a pension is only a percentage of their worth I would quadruple it if I was tasked with paying these heroes....get off their cases you stupid loosers

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    NR1`EY

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • Time you retired John.

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    LARSON.E. WHIPSNADE

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • Most working people would love to get the kind of generous pensions that firefighter receive , if the firefighters don't like the conditions of their employment look around for another career

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    blister

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • There are many farmworkers or construction workers in this county who carry out far more dangerous work than the average firefighter, sadly they do not get generous government funded pensions and neither do they clamour to retire from work at the ridiculously young age of 55

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    blister

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • Ah ....its special boy " Blister " , the troll who sits at home all day posting provocative rubbish under a variety of aliases . It's dangerous work that , he could seriously damage his fingers typing . Or get repetitive strain injury in his wrist , although i would imagine he got that a long time ago.

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    LARSON.E. WHIPSNADE

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • Blister you are, frankly, an idiot.

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    Cyril the Canary

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • Firefighter are amongst the best paid public sector workers and then expect to retire early on subsidised generous pensions that are paid for by much lower paid workers who do not benefit from the advantages of being a public sector worker, incidents such as this clearly show that the fire fighters should not be regarded as special

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    blister

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • This kind of incident seems to make up most of the workload for firefighters these days, rescuing cats from trees, pigeons from netting etc. exactly the reason why the firefighters should have no need to retire early and receive a subsidised pension aid for by less wheel paid workers

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    blister

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • ",,,that incidents like this make up most of the work of the fire service I am not sure why they are going on strike because they feel they are special ..." .Rubbish , but then you know that already don't you ?. Even trolls burn , but i doubt anyone would rush to save you .

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    LARSON.E. WHIPSNADE

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • For those banging on about the cost involved in rescuing a trapped animal. The fire fighters would have been on call at the station getting paid anyway the only additional cost involved would have been the fuel used to get there and back. Had this had been a child you would have nothing to say. The fire service has a long tradition of helping to rescue animals in distress and as they have the specialised equipment that no one else has good on them and long may it continue.

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    marv1974

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • Bravo to fire brigade shows they are not just there for all the doom and gloom these poor squads have to attend.You hecklers who talk about the money involved need to get a life you are loosers,they are on shiftcall anyway and if they don't have to go and cut some poor injured car driving casualty out of their wreck and instead a trapped k9 then to me they are still no 1 emergency service lol if only you knew how many millions go to animal charities that don't even help animals then even the dumbest of you might agree again BRAVO FIRE BRIAGDE

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    NR1`EY

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • What a disgrace! How dare we be expected to pay for this sort of thing! Crucify the dog owner and the lazy firemen! No wait, that would cost money - get them to crucify themselves!

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    Cyril the Canary

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • We have to pay for this kind of thing, given that incidents like this make up most of the work of the fire service I am not sure why they are going on strike because they feel they are special and need to retire with generous pension at 55

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    blister

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • Deer Caught in Railings. Dog got head stuck in bin. Don't you just love local slow news days in the local rag. As for cost, I'm sure we tax payers do, but I think Archant should just so they have a 'story' to report.

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    Soglio Star

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • I wonder what the cost is and who pays ?

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    Albert Cooper

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

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