My New Favorite Firefighter: Update

I’ve posted some amazing footage of firefighters in the past, but here’s one for all you animal lovers.

And get ready to shed a tear, because this is one awesome animal rescue.

 

The heroic firefighter is Cory Kalanick, and it was shot with a GoPro camera strapped atop his helmet as he responded to an emergency call in Fresno, Calif. You can see the moment that Kalanick spots the unconscious kitten lying in the burned, smoke filled room — and lucky for the cat — he immediately takes action.

UPDATE: Sadly, the kitten in the video died later that afternoon due to smoke inhalation. That said, I think it’s important to recognize the firefighter in the video for his noble attempt to save an animal life.

Which reminds me, the Human Society of the United States advises pet owners to create a disaster plan for any and all pets. Remember, it’s always a good thing to Be Prepared.

Here are some tips for making your own pet disaster plan.

 

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19 Responses to “My New Favorite Firefighter: Update”

  1. ninjapies44
    September 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    The new best game on the web: FPS Kitten Saver!

  2. Anonymous
    September 26, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    I looked into this story more after I saw the video. The kitten was taken to an emergency vet, but sadly did not survive the night. Even so, I think it was an awesome thing for the firefighter to save an animal that he did not have to.

  3. 8of12
    September 27, 2013 at 7:17 am #

    Yes!! My dad saw this! so cute…….I cried during this.

  4. Third-Wheel
    September 27, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    That is really good what the firefighter did.

  5. Avenger Nerd
    September 29, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    That is so cool! I am very sad that the kitten died. :(

    • Billybobjoe
      October 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

      No it didn’t! Did you see the end?

      • Billybobjoe
        October 8, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

        Oh wait, never mind. Read comment #2.

  6. Ardetect
    September 30, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    didn’t even wimper or shed a tear.

  7. yuG esiW
    October 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    Forever ^|
    COME ON, people! It’s just a kitten! :o
    COME ON, people! It’s just a kitten! :o
    COME ON, people! It’s just a kitten! :o
    COME ON, people! It’s just a kitten! :o
    COME ON, people! It’s just a kitten! :o
    COME ON, people! It’s just a kitten! :o

  8. The Doctor
    October 13, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    Sadly, the kitten died later that day, but please, recognize the fireman’s attempt to save a life. And you, yuG esiW, (Wise Guy spelled backwards,) Do you even care about anything? I hope you change your mind in that comment of yours, because what if you or a family member were that kitten? Would you care? Exactly. I’m 12 years old, a Tenderfoot, and what are you, yuG esiW, I’d like to hear how old you are and your rank. And finally,

    COME ON, people! Save lives!
    COME ON, people! Save lives!
    COME ON, people! Save lives!

    • Wise G-
      October 17, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

      The Doctor: Sadly, the kitten died later that day, but please, recognize the fireman’s attempt to save a life. And you, yuG esiW, (Wise Guy spelled backwards,) Do you even care about anything? I hope you change your mind in that co-( Wise Guy) BLAH, BLAH BLAH, BLAH . I DON’T WANT TO HERE A WORD OF YOURS, EVER. I DON’T CARE ABOUT KITTENS, ANYWAYS. AND, A PERSON SHOULD ALWAYS PERTECT A PERSON FIRST. DID HE OR DID HE NOT? MOST LIKELY, THE CAT WOULD DIE ANYWAYS. :? |:(

      • Wise G-
        October 17, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

        Oh, at that time I only read half of the comment. To finish the comment:

        AND, YES I WOULD CARE, BUT NOT ABOUT A STUPID CAT. CATS ARE NOT HUMANS, DOC. I WILL REPEAT, I- DON’T- CARE. UNLESS YOUR A VET, I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT MAN MEANS. (NOW I BET YOU’RE A GIRL VET.)

    • Wise Guy
      October 17, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

      No age. No rank. No no no no!!!
      (I’m not telling you.)

  9. Avenger Nerd
    October 17, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    I’m with The Doctor on that! :)

    • Thor
      October 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

      Ditto

      • Wise Guy is confused
        October 24, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

        What does “ditto” mean? :|

  10. the BOSS
    October 21, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    im with doctor on that to and i did cry a little bit so sad cat mew

  11. Mom of kitten
    October 31, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My baby died Wah!!! :( ( this is my butler doing this )

  12. ???
    November 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    Uhh… I agree with-I can’t belive I’m saying this, but-Wise Guy. (Try to guess who I am.)

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