Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00
On Thursday, June 28 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Plainview Fire Department dispatcher received a very unusual type rescue call from a home owner on Elmwood Court in Plainview. The caller stated that his exotic bird had flown the coop and was stuck it a tree in front of his house, going on to ask if there was anything the fire department could do. Firefighters were surprised: they’d fielded calls for cats stuck in trees, but never before a bird.
Reportedly, the owner had tried to catch the bird, who kept climbing the tree higher and higher until the owner could no longer reach it.
Deputy Chief Craig Adelman responded with the departments Aerial Platform Ladder 9533. Lieutenants David Nayberg and Even Schatzberg as well as ex-captain Frank Caraturo responded with firefighters Terrance Wakely and Philip Trugmam. They captured the small bird and the pet was returned to its owner; both are doing fine.
An RMA (refused medical attention) form was filled out on the bird’s request.