Florida Firefighters Rescue A Kitten From A Burning Home and Try To Resuscitate

Palm Bay Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a house fire in Palm Bay, but didn’t expect to save a kitten.

A video has gone viral of firefighters trying to resuscitate a kitten that they just rescued from a burning home. The owner ran back into the home to save her beloved cat. The fire department arrived and firefighters entered the home when they heard the owner was still inside.

Screen Shot: Facebook/Palm Bay Fire Rescue
Screen Shot: Facebook/Palm Bay Fire Rescue

One of the firefighters said he heard a meow and scooped up the cat as they rescued the owner. The woman was sent to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. The sweet kitten, nicknamed “smokey” by the firefighter, was given oxygen.

Photo: Facebook/ Palm Bay Fire Rescue
Photo: Facebook/ Palm Bay Fire Rescue

The mask used to provide the oxygen to the kitten is designed specifically for pets. Thankfully, the fire department had one. The cat is now recovering at a neighbors home until his mother is released from the hospital.

Watch the amazing rescue below.

Article continues below

Our Featured Programs

See how we’re making a difference for People, Pets, and the Planet and how you can get involved!

Help a shelter animal in need and reward your cat with Rescue Box! It is a win-win!

Spoil Your Pet

Help Animals In Need

Subscribe to RescueBox! Every month you’ll receive a box of premium products your pet will adore. Your subscription funds a donation of 2 vaccinations and 5 pounds of food to shelter pets in need each month!

Get 10% off your first order! Use promo code GGRB10CENT at checkout.

Choose Your Pet:


Help Rescue Animals

Provide food and vital supplies to shelter pets at The Animal Rescue Site for free!