Categories: firefighters

Picture of firefighters giving oxygen to cat rescued from house fire is a classic

This is another classic cat rescue photograph from the public services sector, this time from the firefighters of Longview, Washington, USA. Longview is on the banks of the Columbia River which is the border between the states of Oregon and Washington. This is why the story has been reported in The Oregonian online.

Classic picture of firefighters administering oxygen to cat rescued from house fire. Photo: Longview Police and Fire in Washington state, USA.

The picture is by the Longview Police and Fire Department. Technically the photograph is excellent. The composition is great as is the exposure and framing. You have to be impressed by the camera! Modern cameras built into smartphones are fabulous.

But I being unkind because the photographer did a really nice job too. It is probably the best photo of a cat rescued fromm a fire that I have seen.

It was a kitchen blaze and four cats were saved. The firefighters had to hunt for the four cats while the dogs trotted out of the house. All four cats were badly injured by smoke inhalation. They were ‘aggressively resuscitated’ with oxygen.

The cats were handed to animal control for further treatment. They are expected to survive. Let’s hope they all make full recoveries.

Whereas dogs get out of fire situations, cats often hide in the burning home and are then are forced to inhale dense fumes which kills them.

I wonder if something can be done about this to save future lives. Domestic cats often die in house fires. Their owners often get out safely.

Some firefighting departments in the US have oxygen resuscitation equipment designed and engineered for cats and dogs to enhance the survival rates. To me it looks like Longview Fire Department have these customised resuscitation masks.


Raw picture of a firefighter and the cat he rescued

This is a very raw photograph. It is quite harsh but very real. You get a strong sense of what ...
Read More

Picture of quizzical firefighter and agitated black cat

This is another nice firefigther/rescue cat picture. He looks slightly quizzically at the camera as if he is not sure ...
Read More

Picture of two Aussie firefighters cradling two tabby cats

I am a fan of firefighter-cat pictures! And this is a very nice one. One of the best. The guys ...
Read More

Brawny Italian firefighter rescues tiny crying kitten and cries as well

I left a comment on Reddit to say I think it is a beautiful to see this guy getting emotional ...
Read More

These firefighters will not rescue cats from trees because they don’t deal with animal welfare

Firefighters in West Yorkshire, UK have made a public announcement on Twitter that they do not deal with issues of ...
Read More

Excellent video of cat rescue from ‘huge’ house fire

I like this video of a cat rescue from a house fire. It has quality. It made for some excellent ...
Read More

Firefighter performs CPR on tiny drowned kitten and saves his life

This a first for me and perhaps for you. A tiny kitten (who, incidentally has Turkish Van markings) had drowned ...
Read More
Please comment here using either Facebook or WordPress (when available).
Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

Recent Posts

10 thoughts on how to make your cat less timid

I'm going to rely on chapter 19 of Jackson Galaxy's book Total Cat Mojo to…

3 hours ago

Has this cat hater gone too far with his DIY automatic anti-cat device?

NEWS AND COMMENT - PERTH: A peeved and frankly angry Australian man, Craig Turner, built…

13 hours ago

Should I let my cat lick me?

This very fundamental question is asking whether cat owners/guardians they should let their cat lick…

16 hours ago

3 reasons why you might lose your cat to your neighbour

We know that we don't truly own our domestic cat companions. We might think that…

17 hours ago

What type of cat is the Whiskas cat?

The Whiskas cat 2020, judging by the latest videos on YouTube, is likely to be…

1 day ago

Russian stray cat survives minus 27 degrees Celsius

Below is a stitched together narrative from many Twitter tweets in Russian (translated by Google)…

1 day ago