Coda, a seven year old yellow Labrador retriever, was found sitting in a rocking chair in the room that the firefighters believe the fire started. The dog had become trapped in the room during a house fire.
Firefighters arrived shortly after being notified of the fire, and were able to locate the dog, and carried him outside where they began mouth-to-nose (or mouth-to-snout) artificial respiration. They placed an oxygen mask over the dog’s nose and washed some of the soot from his fur.
Firefighters Jamie Giese and Jared Thompson both said they have no formal training in animal rescue. “It was all improvised,” Giese said.
Thompson said he remembered a few tips from the former reality television show “Rescue 911.”
Coda was taken to VCA Companion Care Animal Hospital in Wausau, and later transported to an animal hospital in Mosinee for an overnight stay to recuperate, Todd Borchardt said Tuesday night.