Firefighters are trained not only to save people, but also pets. In this case, a two-alarm blaze started about 8:15 a.m. in a three-story building in Brooklyn and quickly spread to two adjoining homes. Firefighters put out the blaze but also managed to rescue a cat from the burning building.

Support your local fire department. These brave men and women risk their lives to put out fires and save lives, including any animals trapped inside a burning building. Rescuing pets from burning homes isn’t easy, especially when you consider that most cats are skittish around strangers.

To read more about the rescued cat in Brooklyn, click here.