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2011-03-03 12:13:30 PM  
I think most fire departments can say that about themselves....
 
2011-03-03 12:16:15 PM  
14?

That's a pretty old pup
 
2011-03-03 12:17:29 PM  
"One minute he's here, the next second he's gone and I hear a yelp," said Abby Hanger, who owns the 14-year-old dog named Jack.

That's a real cliff hanger. Please go on.
 
2011-03-03 12:18:33 PM  
"If you ever drop your dog into a river of molten lava, let it go, because man, its gone."
 
2011-03-03 12:18:34 PM  
On the positive side of the ledger, besides the whole "Dawwww...they saved tha puppy!" bit, experience is a good thing. Next time a kid takes a tumble off a cliff and needs rescued, they've done a similar rescue before.

Good for the first responders.
 
2011-03-03 12:21:40 PM  
Knowing a couple firemen, I bet they were hoping to be able to use the jaws of life on something.
 
2011-03-03 12:21:58 PM  
But, did the dog get a steak?
 
2011-03-03 12:22:20 PM  
pw0nd.com
 
2011-03-03 12:23:17 PM  
I have a 10 year old named Jack (well Jaquivier Napoleon Boneparte) so I don't care if it cost a million dollars, I'm glad someone saved that pup! Better than wasting money saving silly humans.
 
2011-03-03 12:24:57 PM  

marius2: I'm glad someone saved that pup! Better than wasting money saving silly humans.


Odds are it didn't waste anything more than gas money. The responders were already on the clock, waiting for a call.
 
2011-03-03 12:26:42 PM  
Glad they trained and experimented with rescue techniques on a dog rather than risking it on a human.
 
2011-03-03 12:28:17 PM  
marius2 2011-03-03 12:23:17 PM
I have a 10 year old named Jack (well Jaquivier Napoleon Boneparte) so I don't care if it cost a million dollars, I'm glad someone saved that pup! Better than wasting money saving silly humans.


Bet the dog was more appreciative than most humans would be... and he won't sue.
 
2011-03-03 12:28:46 PM  
Too bad they couldn't send the rescue dog to go help that poor pup...
 
2011-03-03 12:29:25 PM  
Better than wasting money saving silly humans.


in agreement.

I'd gladly do the rapelling for a dog. Some methhead who's going to try and stab me when I try to harness him up? Not as much.
 
2011-03-03 12:29:50 PM  

jpo2269: marius2 2011-03-03 12:23:17 PM
I have a 10 year old named Jack (well Jaquivier Napoleon Boneparte) so I don't care if it cost a million dollars, I'm glad someone saved that pup! Better than wasting money saving silly humans.

Bet the dog was more appreciative than most humans would be... and he won't sue.


Dogs don't sue. They just shiat on the floor.
 
2011-03-03 12:30:39 PM  
Nothing like a damsel in distress.
/And look taxpayers: practice with no bs.
//Win all over.
 
2011-03-03 12:37:40 PM  
Why bother? Stupid fleabag will get hit by a car next week anyways...

Next time just roll a few boulders over the cliff and finish the job.
 
2011-03-03 12:38:31 PM  

Secret Master of All Flatulence: On the positive side of the ledger, besides the whole "Dawwww...they saved tha puppy!" bit, experience is a good thing. Next time a kid takes a tumble off a cliff and needs rescued, they've done a similar rescue before.

Good for the first responders.


This was my thought exactly. They probably got a call down saying "Training exercise" to justify it so they sent out probably everyone but the bare minimum required for a real emergency.
 
2011-03-03 12:46:25 PM  
stonicus 2011-03-03 12:29:50 PM
jpo2269: marius2 2011-03-03 12:23:17 PM
I have a 10 year old named Jack (well Jaquivier Napoleon Boneparte) so I don't care if it cost a million dollars, I'm glad someone saved that pup! Better than wasting money saving silly humans.

Bet the dog was more appreciative than most humans would be... and he won't sue.

Dogs don't sue. They just shiat on the floor.


So, dogs have at least one thing in common with college students....
 
2011-03-03 01:04:27 PM  
When rescue dog calls, everyone comes.
 
2011-03-03 01:09:51 PM  
ANY training is good training.
 
2011-03-03 01:10:42 PM  
and one wonders why local governments are going bankrupt. How many $120k/yr people does it take to rescue a dog?
 
2011-03-03 01:13:33 PM  
Why do six fire departments show up to rscue one dog? Because the call came in right before a shift change. That's a gravy run, easy overtime for the boys.
 
2011-03-03 01:31:45 PM  

bubblytoes: Why do six fire departments show up to rscue one dog? Because the call came in right before a shift change. That's a gravy run, easy overtime for the boys.


Most likely because, in the 14 years that this Rescue Dog has been alive he has probably been called upon to go in harm's way to search out and assist in the rescue of people. And those Fire Fighters and Police Officers who came to his rescue saw it as the humane and right thing to do for another living creature which has given so much of his time to humanity.

Not to mention, this rescue provided uncommon and valuable training to those rescuers whom will be responding to the next call of some teenager falling off of a cliff.
 
2011-03-03 01:38:01 PM  

Vienna: bubblytoes: Why do six fire departments show up to rscue one dog? Because the call came in right before a shift change. That's a gravy run, easy overtime for the boys.

Most likely because, in the 14 years that this Rescue Dog has been alive he has probably been called upon to go in harm's way to search out and assist in the rescue of people. And those Fire Fighters and Police Officers who came to his rescue saw it as the humane and right thing to do for another living creature which has given so much of his time to humanity.

Not to mention,
this rescue provided uncommon and valuable training to those rescuers whom will be responding to the next call of some teenager falling off of a cliff.


FTFY

/and cliff rescues are fun
//FF
 
2011-03-03 01:51:01 PM  

joeflood: Glad they trained and experimented with rescue techniques on a dog rather than risking it on a human.


Exactly. Since they weren't doing anything else, it was a valuable drill.
 
2011-03-03 02:02:35 PM  

Secret Master of All Flatulence: On the positive side of the ledger, besides the whole "Dawwww...they saved tha puppy!" bit, experience is a good thing. Next time a kid takes a tumble off a cliff and needs rescued, they've done a similar rescue before.

Good for the first responders.


Came here to say this.
 
2011-03-03 02:15:56 PM  

Secret Master of All Flatulence:

Odds are it didn't waste anything more than gas money. The responders were already on the clock, waiting for a call.


They tell you that in this situation, but then send you a bill if they respond to your property.
 
2011-03-03 02:35:56 PM  

mcnguyen: and one wonders why local governments are going bankrupt. How many $120k/yr people does it take to rescue a dog?


Hebron, Kentucky? I'm almost willing to bet these are volunteer departments.
 
2011-03-03 02:37:55 PM  
Six fire departments responding to a call?

Thats about $1000 just for them showing up. Add a semi-dangerous rescue, traffic control, standby time and that lady is going to get a $5000 bill in a couple months once the media doesn't care anymore.
 
2011-03-03 02:49:36 PM  
This woman seems like a total biatch. Must have LOVED being on TV.
 
2011-03-03 03:05:13 PM  
The owner is a biatch or complete idiot for seemingly making an effort to point out tax payer money was wasted.

STFU and keep it to how happy you are your dog was saved and give a thank you for all involved. Guess she was too busy making sure her hair and face was 'perfect' for her 5 minutes of fame to think about how her comments could impact the people who went all out to help her.

The teams were on the clock anyways, obviously no one was denied help because of this and tax payers spend plenty more to create false emergencies for exercises.

No money wasted on props, planning or paid time set aside for a fake emergency and an actual living creature that matters to someone got saved.

I can't stand news casters who make sure to insert their own worthless opinions. All the more annoying when they do manipulatively "for a Dooog" (insert can you believe it look)

These guys could have ignored the call and chose to stay at their stations not working - but still getting paid. Instead they decided let's go help this lady and her dog.

I give HERO Tag.
 
2011-03-03 03:16:43 PM  
I think all tea party(bags) should be required to be a teacher, police officer, firefighter/ems, etc... They seem really good about biatching about wasted tax dollars as they sit on their ass and watch fox news.

Volly Firefighter/EMT and in support of all of those that keep our country running.

mcnguyen 2011-03-03 01:10:42 PM
and one wonders why local governments are going bankrupt. How many $120k/yr people does it take to rescue a dog?


Also where are they paying firefighters 120K?? Would love to move to that city. Idiot.
 
2011-03-03 06:07:46 PM  

poprecords: Also where are they paying firefighters 120K?


Several communities in California have reports of firefighters making over six figures, mostly in the Orange County area.

Las Vegas has similar salaries.

This isn't base salaries though. These are guys taking double shifts and making tons of overtime.
 
2011-03-03 11:41:53 PM  

mcnguyen: and one wonders why local governments are going bankrupt. How many $120k/yr people does it take to rescue a dog?


WINNER!
 
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