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Firefighters thanked for rescuing dog

Some of our Brentwood firefighters have been thanked by a man after they rescued his dog from a fox hole.

We were called to Merrymeads Park in Brentwood on October 18 after a playful pooch called Ted had followed his nose down a fox hole and couldn’t get out.

Ted’s owner Phil and his son Jared attempted to rescue him themselves but the working Lakeland terrier had fallen into a 3.5 metre hole and the pair needed some help to rescue him.

Firefighters from Brentwood arrived and worked together with the owners to dig 11-year-old Ted out of the hole.

After three hours of digging, the crew were able to free Ted and reunite him with Phil and Jared.

Phil said: “I cannot begin to praise them enough, as you can imagine this was incredible to see Ted come out alive. We took him back to the station on Saturday to deliver doughnuts and it was great to see the guys who dragged him out again.”

It’s not just fires that we attend, our firefighters get called to all sorts of incidents from animal rescues, floods and road traffic collisions or chemical spills.

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