Firefighters rescue cat from Centerpo...

Firefighters rescue cat from Centerport house fire

There are 37 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 27, 2009, titled Firefighters rescue cat from Centerport house fire. In it, Newsday reports that:

A pet cat was rescued from a fire that severely damaged a Centerport home after starting in a kitchen garbage can and spreading rapidly through the house, Centerport Fire Chief Robert Ciafardoni said Monday.

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fort salonga resident

AOL

#1 Apr 27, 2009
nice goin guys, centerport has a great crew at the firehouse!!!
laurene

Garnerville, NY

#2 Apr 27, 2009
What a wonderful story. A house and belongings can always be replaced. My kitty is my family and nothing can replace that. Great Job Firefighters.
motleycrew

Milwaukee, WI

#4 Apr 27, 2009
Awwww - this makes all the bad news of the day seem better. Let's hope the homeowner now remembers what s/he learned about spontaneous combustion in 6th grade science.
Joey

Jackson, NJ

#5 Apr 27, 2009
Truth is, just moments ago the cat
was charged with first degree arson.
VollyArsonist

Highland, NY

#6 Apr 27, 2009
I guess I'm confused by the article. I don't really think that finding a cat in a basement AFTER the fire is out actually counts as a "rescue." And once again a house on LI is a total loss on account of the jolly vollies. 75 firefighters from 4 different departments and we still can't save a house? I'm sure these losers got plenty of pictures though and sat around for hours after getting back telling war stories about other houses that have burned to the ground before the buffy vollies even got to the scene.
MCR

United States

#7 Apr 27, 2009
This past Friday a house just 2 houses away from mine was completely lost to a fire. It was infuriating watching how slowly the North Babylon Volunteer Fire Department got going. Pulling on their boots as they arrived - took 5 minutes to get the fire hydrant going - parked all the vehicles downwind so they were completely smoked out when the flames got going - the house was a total loss. I don't know a lot about fire fighting - so don't flame you, you loser fat bastards - but it seemed plenty obvious that WATER was needed quickly - not in 5 minutes.

Check your fire alarm batteries, your rope ladders and put all your paper valuables in a fireproof safe. If you have a fire, the volunteer departments will let it burn before they get in gear.
LuvMyVollies

Deer Park, NY

#8 Apr 28, 2009
VollyArsonist wrote:
I guess I'm confused by the article. I don't really think that finding a cat in a basement AFTER the fire is out actually counts as a "rescue." And once again a house on LI is a total loss on account of the jolly vollies. 75 firefighters from 4 different departments and we still can't save a house? I'm sure these losers got plenty of pictures though and sat around for hours after getting back telling war stories about other houses that have burned to the ground before the buffy vollies even got to the scene.
The cat obviously had smoke inhaltation and would have died, so yes, it was a rescue.You're a clueless airhead!
Kudos

Shoreham, NY

#9 Apr 28, 2009
This gallant rescue should merit at least a redo of the firehouse rec room, if not a completely new one, complete with a spa and a squash court.
Im Local

Freehold, NJ

#10 Apr 28, 2009
MCR wrote:
This past Friday a house just 2 houses away from mine was completely lost to a fire. It was infuriating watching how slowly the North Babylon Volunteer Fire Department got going. Pulling on their boots as they arrived - took 5 minutes to get the fire hydrant going - parked all the vehicles downwind so they were completely smoked out when the flames got going - the house was a total loss. I don't know a lot about fire fighting - so don't flame you, you loser fat bastards - but it seemed plenty obvious that WATER was needed quickly - not in 5 minutes.
Check your fire alarm batteries, your rope ladders and put all your paper valuables in a fireproof safe. If you have a fire, the volunteer departments will let it burn before they get in gear.
OK lets face it, putting a price on saving lives starts with understanding whats worth complaining about. It would cost much more, MUCH more to have paid firemen servicing you. AND when you need them the most. You all move here and payed way too much money for those lovely homes you all spend sooo much money on. Why not understand that your cost for them responding to you, all has alot to do with you all paying so much to begin with. You all have increased the spending cost for this area we live in. The taxes continue to grow because you continue to spend and spend. The Market and demografic you live in consists of people that moved here for the school district and quaility of life. I can understand that you all see the Fire department as a poor mans country club and that they only use the moneys recieved as a party favor, but much of that department is Volunteers, most people that have moved out here from the city and elsewhere could not even think about volunteering here, why, i'm sure because you could care less about RISKING your life for what you have in your life right now. The fire departemnts on the island will remain that way because your local goverment wants it that way. It does keep your state taxes down. Many of you that live in this area now all drive BMW's Mercedes, Audi' and high end cars. Lets face it, you all could give half a F@$# about anyone else that lives here and ones that have been here longer than you. I'd bet most that have complained are those who have the most, and have not lived here longer than 10 years. You dont like it move back to the bulls eye in the city. Take your self centered bubble back from where you came from.
Im Local

Freehold, NJ

#11 Apr 28, 2009
Ok I posted this months ago when everyone was complaining about the budget the fire department was getting. I think MCR needs to get a grip on what it really takes to be a fireman today. In reality getting to a fire these days is life risking in it self. With anyone and everyone driving today not giving way to these guys or giving half a F!@# about the siren that blares behind them. They only care about getting to were they have to go before they are slowed down buy the very truck that might be running to thier house. So what if these guys are carrying more weight than you, they carry more weight than themselfs. The gear they wear is for thier safety, and putting it on is a crucial point in being safe for them selfs and for the people the might have to save. MCR remember A HOUSE CAN BE REBUILT, BUT A HUMAN LIFE CANNOT!!!!!!!
Im Local

Freehold, NJ

#12 Apr 28, 2009
And I just notice where MCR is writing from, MANHASSET, If you really are from there I can now understand why you are ignorant to the way the Firemen work. Nice of you live in such a RICH place and have such a small understanding of the people that give thier time for free.
saratogabound

New York, NY

#13 Apr 28, 2009
VollyArsonist wrote:
75 firefighters from 4 different departments and we still can't save a house?
Same thing happened near my family's house in Centerport... Idle Day is farther away, but for the fire I am speaking of they could not find the hydrant and needed pumper trucks or something (no, they could not find the hydrant that they had to map out years before when the house was built)
Ed Burke

Coram, NY

#14 Apr 28, 2009
Kudos wrote:
This gallant rescue should merit at least a redo of the firehouse rec room, if not a completely new one, complete with a spa and a squash court.
Don't Forget to re-Stock the Bar !
As the blue light turns

New York, NY

#15 Apr 28, 2009
Only 75 vollies showed up to a house fire...was it the vollie prom that night?

How about a paid service so we don't have to wait for the school janitor to finish mopping the bathroom floors before he answers a call.
Blaze Boy

Jackson, NJ

#16 Apr 28, 2009
If you complainers don't want your
house lost in a fire, put in a
sprinkler system. But you are too
cheap to do that - so don't complain.
Maggie

Roosevelt, NY

#17 Apr 28, 2009
I always believed that firefighters were hero's, and this just proves it! There is a special place in heaven for our Firefighters.

Thank you guys! You're the best!!
fort salonga resident

AOL

#19 Apr 28, 2009
all cats should drowned?...your mother takes in in the rear too..you fool
sammy

Orlando, FL

#21 Apr 28, 2009
Maggie wrote:
I always believed that firefighters were hero's, and this just proves it! There is a special place in heaven for our Firefighters.
Thank you guys! You're the best!!
the special place in heaven is called saint peter/s ale house.the price of the drink/s are sky high.
Outrage

New York, NY

#22 Apr 28, 2009
Im Local wrote:
<quoted text>
OK lets face it, putting a price on saving lives starts with understanding whats worth complaining about. It would cost much more, MUCH more to have paid firemen servicing you. AND when you need them the most. You all move here and payed way too much money for those lovely homes you all spend sooo much money on. Why not understand that your cost for them responding to you, all has alot to do with you all paying so much to begin with. You all have increased the spending cost for this area we live in. The taxes continue to grow because you continue to spend and spend. The Market and demografic you live in consists of people that moved here for the school district and quaility of life. I can understand that you all see the Fire department as a poor mans country club and that they only use the moneys recieved as a party favor, but much of that department is Volunteers, most people that have moved out here from the city and elsewhere could not even think about volunteering here, why, i'm sure because you could care less about RISKING your life for what you have in your life right now. The fire departemnts on the island will remain that way because your local goverment wants it that way. It does keep your state taxes down. Many of you that live in this area now all drive BMW's Mercedes, Audi' and high end cars. Lets face it, you all could give half a F@$# about anyone else that lives here and ones that have been here longer than you. I'd bet most that have complained are those who have the most, and have not lived here longer than 10 years. You dont like it move back to the bulls eye in the city. Take your self centered bubble back from where you came from.
Well after you have $250,000 structure burns down then I think a paid fire would be cheap.
Carol

Great Neck, NY

#23 Apr 28, 2009
Thank you firefighters for caring. Great work.From another petlover

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