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Rescues are an art form for the Tinley Park Fire Department.
The firefighters train regularly to become adept at life-saving techniques that not only involve burning buildings but include more unusual situations. Such as last weekend, when crews saved two Tinley Park girls who were buried in mud that fell on them as they were playing in an excavation hole at a residential construction site.
READ: 2 Girls Rescued After Being Buried in Mud at Construction Site
Sometimes, however, the rescues aren't that dramatic. But that doesn't make them any less important to the people they affect. Take, for instance, the work the fire department did in 2008 to save these kittens trapped in a storm drain under the deck of a village house. If the meows of the scared, trembling, little kitties don't tug at your hearts, the reaction of young Zachary Medo certainly will.
And readers: Can anyone provide an update on the kittens and the family? If so, tell us in the comments section.
BONUS VIDEO: With railroad crossing "quiet zones" going into effect last week, here's a reminder of what you're missing now that train engineers are no longer allowed to sound their horns in Tinley Park.
READ: Railroad Crossing Quiet Zones Start Dec. 3
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