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CFA helps rescue injured koala

  • Michelle from Wildlife Victoria presents a cake with thanks to Langwarrin Fire Brigade Captain Sean Curtin
  • Langwarrin Fire Brigade Captain Sean Curtin, firefighter Cameron Allen and secretary and firefighter Kylie Juraschek
  • Langwarrin Fire Brigade firefighter Cameron Allen, secretary and firefighter Kylie Juraschek and Captain Sean Curtin
  • Michelle from Wildlife Victoria presents a cake as a thanks to Langwarrin Fire Brigade members Captain Sean Curtin, firefighter Cameron Allen and secretary and firefighter Kylie Juraschek

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Other

  9.47 AM 22 August, 2014


Location: District 8 News

Views: 2871

In a story that will warm the heart of Captain Koala, CFA firefighters have been involved in a rescue of different kind overnight.

By Steven Kuiter

Wildlife Victoria volunteers asked CFA for assistance to rescue a stricken koala from a tree at the corner of Cranbourne-Frankston Rd and Kelvin Grove Langwarrin around 6pm yesterday. 

 

 

Volunteers from Langwarrin Fire Brigade and staff from Frankston in a truck with an extendable ladder responded to find the animal in desperate need of attention.

When the marsupial fell from the tree, firefighters caught it in a blanket, and with wildlife rescuers, began administering CPR and oxygen.

After reviving the koala, it was transported to an animal hospital for treatment.

The story made headlines around the world.

While CFA is always ready to respond to emergency calls, members of the public should always call Wildlife Victoria Emergency Response line (1300 094 535) first to report injured or trapped wildlife.

Last Updated: 22 August 2014