VOLUNTEER firefighters came to the rescue after a minor traffic accident at a Dalmeny household on Christmas Eve.
A happy Christmas resulted for all after the assistance of the volunteers from the Dalmeny Kianga RFS brigade.
The King family required help when Alison, a young learner driver, panicked crossing traffic on Noble Parade into the driveway and mounted the car onto wooden post garden edging.
Firmly lodged and without tools to remove the Toyota Camry, mum Joanne explained that assistance was asked from the Dalmeny firies, who were at their own homes enjoying their Christmas Eve.
“Luckily three wonderful men, Mick Anderson, Bruce Gillam and Jeff Iles came and rescued the car,” Joanne said.
After much hilarity at driver’s expense and hard work from the volunteers, the car was removed from the garden.
And much to delight of car owner and Alison’s partner Pavle Reljin, there was no mechanical damage, only a small mark.
Mick Anderson could not believe Alison’s luck in managing not to damage the steering on the garden edging, which has uneven heights.
Alison’s mum Joanne, also happens to be the Narooma CWA president, said she was thankful for the volunteer services and promptly made a donation of goods to allow the firies to keep celebrating once back home.
“From the King family many thanks go to the willing men who assisted from Dalmeny fire brigade and the relief given for our Christmas season from a saved car,” she said.