Getting *everyone* out alive - specialized training for furry family members

Nov 29, 2018

Duluth firefighters had real pets and pretend ones on which to practice
Credit Tom Guntzberger

When you hear stories about house fires and other emergencies these days, there's usually a mention of the family pets that got out safely, too -- or didn't.

It hasn't always been that way.  Not that long ago, first responders were concerned strictly with the human lives.

Training officer Tom Guntzburger says they've learned a lot since then about the place pets hold in our families, and earlier this week, a group of Duluth firefighters got some specialized training in animal CPR, wound treatment and pet restraint - training they had the chance to use just yesterday.