Firefighters must be prepared to handle any type of situation when they are called in to lend a helping hand. It doesn’t matter if it is somebody stuck in a burning building or a duck that has fallen into a storm drain, they are there to lend a helping hand.
This recently came to light when the Lebanon Fire District was given a call about a dog that seemed to be stranded.
According to a post by the fire department on Facebook, the people who called them thought that the dog was stranded on a piling support at a railway trestle in a canal.
When the firefighters arrived on the scene, they found out that a water rescue was needed. The dog seemed to have an injured front leg and couldn’t save himself.
Firefighters grab their flotation devices, helmets, and protective dry suits before jumping into the water.
Two of the people who helped with the rescue included engineer Corey Knipstein and Lt. Michael Maynard. When they got to the dog, they found out that he was friendly but he certainly was “cold and wet.”
They then grabbed the mixed breed, 45-pound dog and carried it through the water to safety. Pictures were then posted by the fire department to document the rescue.
They were disappointed to find that the dog did not have a microchip, so they sent the dog to a medical center for animals to be evaluated.
They also posted information about the dog in the hopes of finding the owner, and their efforts paid off. The veterinarian let them know that the dog had been reunited with its owners.
Fire officials said: “It sounds like they may have seen this post on social media, so a big thank you to all of our community members who shared this post and helped reunite this dog with his family!”
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