Firehouse Dogs Promote Fire Safety

Wilkinsburg, PA, Fire Chief Sammie Coley wasn't as eager as his firefighters were when they asked to adopt a ragged, collie-sized, mixed- breed dog a good samaritan carried into their station half-frozen to death during a brutal winter storm. "I felt...


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"The kids never would stop by until we had the dog," Petersen said. "As far as public relations, this is probably the best thing we've ever done. The kids pay a lot more attention to us."


Paul Muschick covers the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.