SAN BERNARDINO, CA:(VVNEWS.com)- A group of unlikely heroes from San Bernardino County Fire (SBCoFD) helped free a trapped kitten from an engine compartment early Thursday afternoon in San Bernardino.
Around 1:30 p.m., a San Bernardino resident arrived in a white SUV at the San Bernardino County Fire Department Household Hazardous Waste Material Reuse Store at 2824 E. W Street. While the car was parked, Juan Gloria, a Fire Equipment Technician, heard a faint noise coming from the vehicle.
Other staff from SBCoFD Facilities Maintenance and Household Hazardous Waste helped determine that a kitten was trapped within the vehicle’s engine compartment. Maintenance Specialist Jeff Pollack helped disassemble the vehicle’s air filter and window washer fluid tank where the kitten was stuck.
Randy Miller, Equipment Technician II and John Singleton, Fire Equipment Technician, helped safely remove the kitten. The kitten was physically unharmed during the rescue and returned to the resident to be delivered to its new adoptive home.
The resident claimed that the vehicle’s hood was left open overnight. SBCoFD reminds residents to be cautious of animals searching for warmth inside vehicles, engine compartments, or homes as temperatures begin to drop.