EUGENE, Ore. — A western Oregon fire department Dalmatian whose duties included teaching children to “stop, drop and roll” has died at age 13.
Eugene-Springfield Fire officials tell The Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/2wyrntd) that Cody died on Thursday.
Assistant Fire Marshal Amy Linder says Cody was also a certified therapy and crisis response dog trained to help people who had experienced trauma.
Linder got Cody as a 6-week-old puppy and started training him. He eventually put on presentations at schools and became a local celebrity.
Cody in 2008 was named the first four-legged member of the Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard. Cody retired in 2013.
Linder has a 6-year-old Dalmatian named Casey who is also trained as a certified therapy and crisis response dog.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com