I supose it is similar to rescuing cats caught up in trees. I think Brigades are now officially called Fire and Rescue. One could argue that this could be useful training in the use of their equipment if you were to substitute a young child for a hamster. I don't think I said that correctly but I'm sure you know what I mean. Brigades spend more time in training than at actual fires so it would be a change for them to get out of the station and try their equipment out in a more normal environment than a fire station training room. It was also probably the NO 2 or 3 Appliance that attended leaving the No 1 at the station. I'm trying to be charitable here as it is nice to read some "nice stories" in these days of doom and gloom. I'm also sure that everything would have stopped PDQ if an actual emergency had occurred.