消防局在消防服务中有一股悠久的传统，从消防车中的达尔马特人骑霰弹枪到救助的混合品种，后来成为消防公司吉祥物。该传统最近在芝加哥受到了抨击，在一个驻防狗在恩格尔伍德邻里的消防站附近杀死一只较小的品种犬后，狗不再允许狗。该事件在芝加哥被命名的骨头中的火山狗是一个混合品种的流浪，并在第60街和亚什兰大道上居住在发动机116的街道上救出。一只邻居走过较小的品种的狗在消防队中，随着骨头袭击并杀死了她的小狗，看着恐怖。事件发生后，芝加哥的代理消防专员安德纳·霍尔特发布了一家议员备忘录：“消防站或消防设备中的任何和所有先前的犬权都被撤销......立即生效。”芝加哥消防狗大多数芝加哥的消防站狗是被公众捡起并带到消防员的杂散。消防船员和医护人员关心狗，训练它们，喂它们并让它们接种和喷洒或绝育，然后要求正式许可让狗保持在现场。从历史上看，获得许可，实际上拯救了狗被安乐死。选择狗的传统和消防服务的传统返回世纪，到了1700年代，当马车狗一起小跑着马绘制的火车。达尔马坦人是选择的品种，鉴于他们的良好气质，对马匹达尔马提亚人的舒缓效果是选择的品种，鉴于他们的良好气质，对马匹的舒缓效果，以及压力下的优雅。 The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) began utilizing Dalmatians as early as the 1870s. Dalmatians as firehouse ambassadors When motorized vehicles came on the scene, Dalmatians were already associated with firefighters, who continued to keep them on-site as firehouse residents and mascots. Increasingly, Dalmatians and other dogs became public ambassadors for firehouses and were involved in public education about fire safety and emergency preparedness for school and community groups. For example, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, a Dalmatian from Clarksville, Ark., was a character in her own set of children’s books about fire safety and traveled around the country teaching children about fire tips. reduce stress, provide comfort Currently, firehouse dogs are other breeds, too, many rescued from house fires or other tragedies. Firehouses often adopt dogs, who become symbols of resiliency, bravery, fortitude – and provide comfort and companionship for firefighters who face high levels of stress on the job. After the 9/11 attacks, two firefighters from Rochester, N.Y., gifted the FDNY Ladder 20 company a Dalmatian puppy, appropriately named Twenty. The dog served as a source of comfort to the firefighters, who lost seven members of the company in 9/11. Dogs recognize signals Taken in as a stray in 1929, a dog named Nip served 10 years with New York’s Engine Company No. 203. During his service, the dog was injured by broken glass, falling debris, scalding burns, and bruises from falling off the fire engine. Nip could recognize all bells and signals. On fire scenes, Nip could alert firefighters if he knew something was wrong and sometimes run into burning buildings to look for victims. Unfortunately, Nip was killed by a hit-and-run driver in front of the firehouse in 1939 (and was stuffed by a taxidermist and displayed at the firehouse until 1974). Dogs promote fire safety Dogs promote fire safety outside the firehouse Dogs also promote fire safety outside the firehouse. For example, accelerant-sniffing dogs are trained to detect minute traces of accelerants that may be used to start a fire, according to the State Farm Arson Dog Program. The special bond between firefighters and dogs is the stuff of legend, despite the recent unfortunate events in Chicago – an ignoble scar on a long, colorful history of dogs in the fire service. Hopes remain that the decision can somehow be reversed, based on social media postings. “This is the first tragedy I have heard of in … 25 years,” said the administrator of the Firehouse Pups group.