A southern Illinois firefighter, Dave Chambers, yesterday went above and beyond his call of duty and gave mouth-mouth resuscitation after the house caught fire and he found the cat not breathing.
A southern Illinois firefighter is proof that saving lives doesn’t just involve people. Firefighter Dave Chambers helped rescue several animals during a house fire last week, including a kitten that wasn’t breathing when it was carried out of the home.
Chambers performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the cat. He said the cat came out of it and, perhaps as a show of gratitude, jumped on his lap and started purring.
It’s not the first time Chambers has done such a thing. Nearly a year ago, he was recognized for doing rescue breathing on a dog.
Its not as if the animal kingdom will just take charity from their human brethren! A parrot gave one back to the humans when he alerted a family of the fire by imitating a smoke alarm!
A noisy parrot that likes to imitate sounds helped save a man and his son from a house fire by mocking a smoke alarm, the bird’s owner says.
Shannon Conwell, 33, said he and his 9-year-old son fell asleep on the couch while watching a movie. They awoke about 3 a.m. Friday to find their home on fire after hearing the family’s Amazon parrot, Peanut, imitating a fire alarm.