Parrot’s Imitation of Smoke Alarm Sparks Visit From Fire Department

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
November 17, 2018Trending

Firefighters made an emergency visit to a home in England only to find out it was an imitation made by a talented parrot, “Jazz.”

The owner, 63-year-old Steve Dockerty, who lives in the English market town of Daventry, alerted the fire department on Wednesday, Nov. 14, after hearing the smoke alarm three times in his home, according to BBC.

The firefighters arrived at Dockerty’s house and cleaned out the smoke detector.

However, the sound persisted.

“It was the guy from the fire brigade that realized it was the bird making the noise, and not the smoke alarm. And all the while Jazzy’s sitting in here laughing his sock offs,” Dockerty said.

Apparently, the smoke alarm had gone off incorrectly the first time, and then the next two times were imitations made by the parrot, a spokesperson for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Department told BBC.

“We’ve never had that happen before…it was amazing,” the spokesperson said.

“He likes to imitate things, and he imitated the smoke alarm so well that they called the fire brigade,” Dockerty said. “I think he’s just getting us trained, I think that’s what it is.”

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