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COLUMBIA CITY â€” On May 11, the Columbia City Fire Department is welcoming the Fire and Life Safety Dog, Kasey.
Kasey, a black Labrador Retriever, and firefighter Jeff Owens, as part of Koorsen Fire and Security, travel the country performing â€śan exciting educational program that teaches children fire and life safety skills.â€ť
â€śWe have the opportunity to have the fire dog come in and do fire prevention for kids,â€ť said Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue.
The fire pooch teaches important messages through demonstration; messages such as how to stop, drop and roll, crawling under smoke to escape and dialing 911 when you have an emergency.
â€śOn command, the dog will use the back of its paw to go up to a door and check for heat on the other side, and from what I understand the kids really respond do it,â€ť LaRue said.
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