EMTs and firefighters are used to receiving the latest training when it comes to lifesaving care. But on Tuesday, they encountered a different kind of training and patients: High-tech K9 mannequins.
Gillette Stadium’s Putnam Club became a classroom of sorts for Bay State EMTs, where their patients for the lifesaving training weren’t humans but man’s best friend. Following the death of Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon and the subsequent injuries suffered by his K9 partner Nero, Nero’s Law enables first responders to provide aid and transportation to injured police dogs.
Easthampton police Sgt. Andrew Beaulie said it’s comforting to know that his K9 partner, Gino, will be taken care of if something happens.
“It’s a peace of mind when we go out on those deployments that if something were to happen to him, he’s going to be treated and transported like an officer would be,” he said.