Saturday, July 23, 2016

Rescue Me!

Descending into a sewer to rescue Nani, age 10

After spending nearly an hour barking plaintively from deep inside a dark scary storm drain AFD and APD combined forces to free the little guy and the DPW will make sure her entry point is sealed.  With a side benefit of also keeping out the raccoons.

Now you know why AFD carries so much equipment
All's well that ends well:

Dog speak for "Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Nani an hour later (fully recovered)
And yes I though about using Birdie  to scare Nani back out the way she came but it would have been a tight fit

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Larry,
I believe thats actually a storm drain.

Anonymous said...

What was the point of entry, cannot see how that dog got between the grate bars?

Larry Kelley said...

No she used another entrance behind the house about 50 feet away from where AFD was entering. DPW has since sealed it.

Anonymous said...

Where is the confined space protocol?
Gas detection, tripod, winch, harness, blower.
This is OSHA mandated.

Larry Kelley said...

Hopefully they don't read my blog.

Anonymous said...

Larry, that grate is broken in at least two places -- they couldn't repair it, replace it, or put an orange barrel on it?

It's not going to hold the weight of a car.

Sckened by admin in Pelham said...

Better the dog than a wandering child! Thanks APD and AFD !

Dr. Ed said...

Damn lucky it wasn't a child.

Anonymous said...

DOGS LIVES MATTER # !!

No-I don't mean that as a unquote "Cretin" you Conzoids-are Sooo twisted-no moral HONESTY !!

Anonymous said...

Or what ed?

Anonymous said...

That grate also needs to be rotated 90 degrees to avoid bike tires falling through!

EdDr. said...

"Or what" -- public employees really are starting to thing they are an army of occupation, aren't they?

Well if you want someone's dead baby on your conscience, go for it.

Anonymous said...

Ed...quit your ranting....

Anonymous said...

One of the posters above has a good point. There are definitely procedures for entering and exiting confined spaces that are state (if not federal) regulations. Are firefighters exempt from this protocol (honest question)?

Larry Kelley said...

As far as I"m concerned they are.

Anonymous said...

The grate is not broken- Anonymous 11:28 is looking at shadows made by the drone.

Anonymous said...

I don't think storm drains are "permit required" confined spaces... If they did their jobs correctly though, a simple oxygen meter reading and long as it's above 19.5%, good to go. No reason to suspect any other conditions that would make it IDLH, given it captures runoff from the road. Besides, how far in did they go? Exactly. Not far. Someone surely will say "but what if a nearby sewer was leaking/venting into the storm drain?"

Wait. The dog was alive down there... for how long you say? Jump right in folks. No reason to be concerned.

OSHA would be be the proponent for your "federal regulations" by the way...