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RAHWAY, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters were needed stat after a flying squirrel went nuts in a New Jersey hospital's emergency room.
The squirrel kept launching itself from an 8-foot-high wall-mounted lamp into a glass wall after becoming trapped in a trauma room at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway Tuesday night.
Fire Department spokesman Capt. Ted Padavano told The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/vxBiL0 ) it would climb up on a light and would jump off and glide.
A pair of firefighters threw a blanket over the squirrel and released it into a wooded area outside the hospital.
Padavano believes there may be a nest in the building because it's the second time in two weeks that a flying squirrel got in the ER.
Spokane Valley firefighters are taking part in a national emergency responder campaign aimed at supporting breast cancer research.
Firefighters will wearing pink t-shirts with the Spokane Valley Fire Department logo on Oct. 25 - Oct. 27. Crews ordered 70 extra shirts that were sold to family and friends.
The fire department will donate $5 for each shirt worn to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
“Together we can raise awareness about this devastating disease and make an impact in our community by committing to regular screenings,” Bill Clifford said in a news release.
The Northern Lakes Fire Station in Hayden, Idaho, is selling similar t-shirts.
Firefighters at the Northern Lakes Fire Station in Hayden will be wearing pink t-shirts this month to raise awareness for breast cancer research.
”Due to their compassionate nature, firefighters have a long history of taking on noble causes,” according to a news release. “Once again that compassion is manifesting itself.”
Local 4045, stationed at 125 Hayden Ave., are selling the shirts to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. T-shirts are $15 each or two for $25.
Buy the shirts at the fire station in Hayden, or call Firefighter Luke Michael at (208) 277-8525.
Fire crews will wear their typical protective suits if called out on blazes but will don the pink shirts at all other times, Michael said.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.