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Old 09-25-2012, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default GSD bites rescuer...Fire Division Chief shrugs it off

I heard this story on the radio this morning, including the quote from the Fire Chief. He was laughing when he said it!

Given the number of negative dog vs. public safety stories recently, I found his attitude refreshing!

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Old 09-25-2012, 04:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, I agree. I'm glad the main focal point of the story was not on the dog bite, but on the rescue and river safety. It's also kind of nice this boy has a good loyal companion.
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I asked my husband, who is a paramedic, what he does when he arrives at a scene and a dog is protecting the place and/or the owner, and he said "we just get the dog out of there and do our job"
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't know what Havoc did to the firemen when they came through the door. I was dong CPR on my husband and didn't see. When I heard them, one of the firemen was behind his oxygen tank and the Chief was yelling "Get him outside!" which I couldn't do because that's where my husband was. His heart stopped while he was hosing out a cooler.
I had no problem grabbing Havoc and removing him. He seemed relieved. I put Havoc upstairs and didn't hear a peep out of him for the 45 minutes that it took to get my husband's heart beating again. He was fine with being confined. Now he's not reactive to firemen or paramedics at all. I think the whole experience was bizarre for him.
I was aware that Havoc was loose but CPR and 911 were far more pressing concerns.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, I agree. I'm glad the main focal point of the story was not on the dog bite, but on the rescue and river safety. It's also kind of nice this boy has a good loyal companion.

It seems the media often twists stories around to emphasize on the negative, glad it wasn't on this story.
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