First There Was Reggie, Then There Was.....

Monday, February 11, 2008 |

On Monday, February 11, 2008 at approximately 11:33 AM, there was a call into the OCD Dispatch Center requesting a couple of LAFD wranglers to "herd" a group of farm animals that were grazing in the vicinity of 13567 W. Herron St. in the Sylmar area. An LAFD resource was dispatched, non-emergency to investigate a "farm animal" sighting.

When Fire Department resources got on scene, they found two bulls, 2 horses and a goat calmly grazing in the smorgasbord of front lawn vegetation in the city of Sylmar. 1 Company of Los Angeles Firefighters, 1 Battalion Chief Officer Command Team, DOT, LAPD and an Animal Regulations Supervisor were dispatched to the incident, all under the direction of Battalion Chief Peter Benesch.

Apparently the animals had wondered to "greener pastures" from a neighboring residence with a broken fence. The incident was assessed by the above mentioned parties and it was recommened to advise the Dispatch Center, that companies responding to incidents in the vicinity to "discontinue the use of their sirens and air horns," and just in time, as a medical incident was dispatched a few doors down. Once the animals had dined, they were extremely placid as they were led in a peaceful procession back home. (birp)


Submitted by d'Lisa Davies
Los Angeles Fire Department


Anonymous said...

Sylmar is within LA City boundaries, not its own city.

e said...

This is the glamorous side of your job. ;o)

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