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CFA helps rescue injured koala
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.