I currently work for the West Midlands Fire Service as a Principal Systems Developer in their ICT department. As part of my job, I have access to data coming in from the firemen as they respond to incidents.

Most of this stuff is the usual fire and rescue stuff. Some of it’s can be a bit grim reading as it is presented in a series of chronological snippets as the incident unfolds, so it can be a bit of a shock sometimes to find out someone has died, and all the grisly details.

However, every so often a more light-hearted incident occurs. I am, of course, talking about Cats Stuck In Trees! Now whilst there hasn’t been an actual incident of a cat stuck in a tree since I’ve joined, the following similar events have occurred which I thought I’d share with you:

  • Bird trapped by leg in tree

  • Dog stuck in gate

  • Man with finger stuck in tap

  • Cat stuck on roof!

They brought a smile to my face when I read about them. This is what being a fireman is all about I imagine :-)