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‘Ashes’ will help Roseville first responders deal with stress and assist with community outreach
The East Haddam firefighters named the kitten, who was treated with pet CPR and oxygen administration, Soot
East Haven firefighters adopted the dog after rescuing it from a hot car
The Amber Ribbon Report identifies and defines the roles and standards for service and support dogs
River, the 4-month-old German shepherd puppy, will take part in critical incident stress debriefings for Newton first responder and residents
The simulations at the site in Lincoln tested the team’s abilities in concrete breaching, breaking, shoring, lifting and rigging
“The first thing you feel is failure. We want to be able to save our brother or sister,” said Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 spokesman Patrick Quane
Watch as Georgetown Fire Department’s fire dog, Koda, happily lets the stranded member inside
“It’s a significant blow to us,” said West Chester Twp. Fire Chief Rick Prinz, who said counseling and therapy dogs are available to crewmembers
Heroes Comfort will cover all costs for those agencies that get dogs
Dogs have a long history helping firefighters; now they expand their role to offer physical and mental health benefits
As part of the “ROG the Dog” animal-assisted therapy initiative, 30+ dogs will be stationed across the country to deploy following emergencies
The three dogs have completed more than 120 hours of training and are each paired with a chaplain to help aid first responders wellness
Kerith, a Golden Retriever and licensed pet therapy dog, offers much-needed emotional support to California firefighters battling the 2,400-acre Woodward Fire
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue aims to have a therapy dog at every fire station, and plans to adopt greyhounds left homeless after Florida’s racing ban
MFR’s Emergency Responder Service Dogs program aims to reduce stress to emergency responders
Rudy and Channel are in El Paso to deliver “unconditional love and support” to first responders and victims affected by the mass shooting
Darryl Vandermark was paired with his service dog, Patriot, and he said the canine helped dim the depression, the anxiety, the anger he had felt due to his PTSD
Diane Barnett said she saw potential in her German shepherd, so she’s now funding his training to be an official therapy dog
Wally, a 10-month-old goldendoodle, was donated by Caring Angels Therapy Dogs to help firefighters deal with witnessing trauma on the job
Hero Pups, a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization, places therapy dogs with veterans, firefighters, police officers and EMS providers
Halligan was dropped off at the station after being found in a ditch by a city worker plowing snow
In a recent interview, Rob Tackett said he had an instant connection with the German shepherd puppy
The nonprofit, Hero Pups, matches canines with first responders and veterans who suffer from PTSD
Canine Angels Service Dogs said when firefighter Rob Greco donated Rudy, they had no idea he would be matched with another firefighter
Smokey was matched with the department after being rescued from a kill shelter in Arizona
Spartacus and Dascha will help treat and sooth firefighters who experience tragedies and stressful situations