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Palm Harbor Firefighters Rescue Baby Birds from Fire Boat 68

By ELIZABETH GRAHAM, Correspondent | April 23, 2021 | FLORIDA

Story No. 050721109

PALM HARBOR, FL - On April 23rd, during routine checks of Fire Boat 68, E68A crew, Lt. Arntz, Firefighter Paramedic Bacon and Driver Engineer Hammes (who’s taking the photo) found these baby birds in distress. One baby bird was caught in the lift motor area and the other was found on a piling in the water. After rescuing them, Suncoast Animal League was contacted and referred their care to a company called "Birds in Helping Hands". They quickly met with the firefighters at Home Port Marina and transported the birds to their facility for care.

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