Monday, September 11th marked the 22nd year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York City, and while many across the country took some time out of the day to remember those who lost their lives, Firefighters in New York saved one.
FDNY Firefighters Make Memorable Rescue on 9/11
According to a post on their Instagram page, members of FDNY at Ladder 158 in Queens were observing a moment of silence on 9/11 when the unforgettable moment happened.
"While observing a moment of silence during our 9/11 ceremony at the firehouse, a civilian pulled up and said there's an animal in my engine," said Lt. Robert Schlaffer.
Kitten Stuck in a Car Engine
The social media post explained that Firefighter Anthony Caliendo, who also happens to be an auto mechanic, "went to investigate and saw a kitten stuck in the wheel well" and that's when the FDNY heroes went to work.
The firefighters, according to the post, took the wheel off in an attempt to free the trapped feline, and that's when they realized there was a problem.
Firefighter Anthony Caliendo
"There was some kind of bar pinning it down and keeping it from getting out so we used Dawn dish soap and lathered him all up and eventually I was able to pull the kitten out," said NY Firefighter Anthony Caliendo.
Shout out to the rest of the crew.
Firefighters Chris Lyons, Dwayne Campbell, John Moravek, and Claudius Caines, all assisted with the kitty rescue on 9/11 - see the video below!
Here Kitty, Kitty!
And even better news, the kitten was adopted by a member of Engine 311, which shares the firehouse.
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