Firefighters rescue dog from burning home

A Sacramento homeowner’s smoke alarms did their job this week by waking the family so they could evacuate and raise the alarm with fire crews.

Unfortunately, it looks like their dog was left inside (dogs may run and hide during these situations; there is commotion and stress and people do not always think clearly – in terms of being able to get their dog out of the house with them).

Fire video screen shot

The Sacramento Fire Department did a great job in finding the dog, and his rescue was caught on ‘helmet cam’

You can view the video by following this link to a CBS news report.  The video is also available on the Fire Department’s Facebook page.

Smoke alarms save lives.  Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day – show your dog that you love them by checking that your smoke alarms are working.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

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