Story: Fires and fire services

Rescuing a horse (1st of 3)

Rescuing a horse

Aside from fighting fires, brigades carry out rescues and assist at emergencies. In 2006 these Invercargill firemen rescued Sandstorm, a 33-year-old horse, from a ditch with the help of ropes and a digger. The horse was firmly caught in a bog and was freezing because of the water flowing through the ditch.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Fires and fire services - Modern fire services', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21881/rescuing-a-horse (accessed 24 June 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010