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Oakland Firefighters Resuscitate Unconscious Dog



    Oakland Firefighters Save Unconscious Dog

    Oakland firefighters rescue a dog from a fire on Dec. 9, 2015. (Published Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015)

    Oakland firefighters save people from flames, rescue cats from trees – and on Wednesday, they brought a dog back to life, too.


    According to the Local 55 firefighters union, the crew carried an unresponsive dog stuck in a crate outside to the sidewalk during a working fire about 5 a.m. in the 1100 block of 85th Avenue.

    Fire paramedics quickly starting caring for the dog, according to the firefighters’ Twitter feed and Facebook page. The ambulance supervisor snapped a snout mask onto the dog’s nose and started pumping in oxygen. One firefighter stroked the dog on its side. And another firefighter caught the rescue on video.

    The union reported the dog is doing well.

    Contact Lisa Fernandez at lisa.fernandez@nbcuni.com or 408-432-4758. Follow on Twitter at @ljfernandez