BERTHOUD, Colo. (CBS4) – A kitten who had to be rescued after getting stuck in a tree has a new job with the Berthoud Fire Department, and a new name. “Ember the Fire Cat” will be become the department’s ambassador to teach kids about fire safety.

ember the fire cat now works for the Berthoud Fire Department

(credit: Berthoud Fire Protection District)

Earlier this month, Ember got stuck in a tree behind Station 1 in the northern Colorado town and a firefighter heard its cries. She appeared to be a five-week-old stray that was malnourished and it was unclear how long she had been there.

(credit: Berthoud Fire Department)

After the rescue, Ember was evaluated by a veterinarian. The vet gave her a check-over, and while she was a little undernourished, in the past week she’s gotten plenty of care.

(credit: Berthoud Fire Department)

The fire department’s public information officer adopted the kitten and the department held a naming contest on social media.

“(Ember) is a sweatheart and a survivor! She is healthy, happy, and her life will be one of purpose as she helps us share fire safety messages with our community,” the department wrote on their Facebook page.