On June 31, 2023, a North Wildwood crew responded to West Spruce Avenue for a report of ducks stuck in a storm drain. Ladder 2’s crew removed the storm drain and rescued six ducklings. Five ducks were easily grabbed while the last had worked its way farther into the drain. The quick-thinking crew and captain from Ladder 2 requested a shop vac to the scene and created a filter over the hose to “suck” the duck back to the opening and were able to safely reunite all the ducklings with mom, who remained nearby during the entire rescue.

– Fire News photos by Mark Rosetti