Hillsborough County Fire Crew Gets Cocky; Rooster Appoints Himself Mascot

  • Source: New Port Richey Patch.com
  • Published: 09/01/2019 06:38 PM

While some fire stations adopt a Dalmatian or other rescue dog as their mascot, the crew at Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Station 17 at 410 E. College Ave. in Ruskin has a more unusual animal representative. For a few weeks ago, a rooster showed up and declared himself the Station 17 mascot. Actually, say the firefighters, the rooster seems to think he's member of the crew, hopping into the firetrucks and marine rescue boat as if to say, "I'm ready to go." While he's good at providing the firefighters with their morning wake-up alarm, the crew still depends on the station's fire alarm to alert them to calls for service.


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