To the brave heroes who rush toward danger each day, every life deserves to be saved.
Firefighters have been working around-the-clock in recent months to contain the wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest. In California, first responders like Daniel Trevizo have been hard at work battling blazes in the North Complex.
One day in September, the fire captain with the Los Angeles County Fire Department was watering down embers where a fire had burned near Lake Oroville when he stumbled across a tiny miracle.
As his team did everything they could to clean the area, Daniel heard an animal crying its small lungs out nearby. He’d heard a fellow crew member had just rescued a cat, so he started looking around for the source of the frantic cries.
“We heard meowing, and sure enough, this little kitten comes running up as friendly as can be,” he explained.
Daniel scooped up the soot-covered orange kitten and put him in the pocket of his jacket, where he remained until the firefighter could bring him to a vet to be checked out.
“He’s a good little fire cat,” Daniel said as he scratched the sweet animal behind his ears.
Naturally, he named the little guy Ember. The veterinarian who examined him said the feline had some minor injuries, but otherwise he appeared to be in good health!
Now, they are working hard to find Ember’s owners, who may have gotten separated from him while they were escaping the blaze. No matter what happens next, there’s no denying his life was saved by Daniel and his courageous team!
These firefighters and so many others are risking their lives to save those around them, and we couldn’t be more grateful! Thank you for looking out for the most vulnerable members of our world!
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