Therapy Dogs Visit Fire Camp: 7 & 8 August, 2013

Go therapy dogs! @TheRealVOSTCat would go too but he hates riding in the car 🙂

Whiskey Complex, OR 2013

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Night security staff with owner/trainer of Boo, a Therapy Dog

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photo: Tom Bergland

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Wednesday, 7 August, 2013

Today several Therapy Dogs visited the Whiskey Complex ICP: two Bernese Mountain dogs and a Belgian Malinoise. Owners Glenda and Greg Pierce, and Connie Lane drove from Central Oregon to bring some canine cheer to fire camp.

Firefighters and fire support staff welcomed the loveable dogs as they prepare to complete the 14 day fire detail this weekend. As is standard, incident management teams rotate after two weeks to mitigate fatigue from the long hours and continuous work shifts required in incident management.

Therapy dogs are trained and certified to visit with a variety of people and to not react to strange scents and loud noises, among other attributes. The dogs frequently visit community care facilities and hospitals. However…

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