The LAFD Canine Therapy Program
Beyond the exhausting physical rigors of their workload, firefighters also endure significant stress and trauma. To help alleviate stress, anxiety, and even PTSD, the LAFD recently initiated its Canine Therapy Program.
Canine therapy dogs can be deployed to critical incidents and situations to help firefighters manage the heavy stress and emotions they experience as a result of the tragic incidents they frequently encounter. These specially trained dogs comfort firefighters in times of crisis and make coping with trauma a bit easier.
Donations will help cover training costs for an additional dog, plus medical care, and the general needs of this program.