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'Fire cat' from 1936 slid down fireman's pole

Posted on Sunday, 29 October, 2017 | Comment icon 12 comments

Mickey dons his fireman's helmet. Image Credit: Facebook / Old Minneapolis
Newly resurfaced footage from the 1930s shows the remarkable life of Mickey the Minneapolis fire cat.
The quirky black-and-white film follows the feline mascot of Station 10 which, according to the Old Minneapolis Facebook page, was situated on N. 4th Street between Hennepin and First Av. N.

The footage, which was recorded in 1936, details Mickey's close relationship with the station's crew and shows him hopping in to the department's fire cruiser and joining the men on call-outs.

The fearless cat is even shown sliding down the fireman's pole and donning his very own fire helmet.

Source: Star Tribune | Comments (12)

Tags: Mickey, Cat, Fire Station

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by cathya on 29 October, 2017, 17:05
Aaah...animals are so amazing.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Matt221 on 29 October, 2017, 19:14
Gotta be the best cat videos I've seen for ages .... maybe cause I don't look at cat stuff.
Comment icon #5 Posted by South Alabam on 29 October, 2017, 20:06
That is one cool looking cat mug.
Comment icon #6 Posted by and then on 30 October, 2017, 0:36
It's good to know that Mickey perished doing what he loved!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Paulywally on 30 October, 2017, 0:39
Why do I think they tossed this cat at the fire pole to make him slide down it, I am skeptical!
Comment icon #8 Posted by LightAngel on 30 October, 2017, 4:14
Awwww *Love*
Comment icon #9 Posted by MJNYC on 30 October, 2017, 15:04
This is GREAT! And, saw a post that someone said they tossed the cat and I doubt that. He wouldn't have known to grab the pole, I think he would have tried to get away. Wonderful cat and video!
Comment icon #10 Posted by HollyDolly on 30 October, 2017, 20:59
Oh I just loved this video. What a cat.
Comment icon #11 Posted by TravelingDust on 5 November, 2017, 13:17
Cool cat story. Did they have fake news back then? lol
Comment icon #12 Posted by Ryu on 6 November, 2017, 20:48
Fake news is not a new creation. Lies and deceptions always existed. The cat looked very stressed when it was in that car with the firefighters judging by his panting.

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