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Local first responders train to save injured K9 officers

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News4Jax
A new Florida law allows first responders to treat injured K9 officers for everything from gunshots to burns to other injuries they may receive on the job.

Our K9 police officers are getting a lifeline. The animals face many dangers on the job like their human counterparts, but until now they didn’t have access to the same kind of emergency medical care.

A new Florida law allows first responders to treat injured K9 officers – even transport them by ambulance – for everything from gunshots to burns to other injuries they may receive on the job.

And thanks to the local nonprofit K9s United, nearly 100 police officers, sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and EMTs from nearly a dozen agencies met in Jacksonville for groundbreaking training so they know what to do to treat an injured police K9.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner News4Jax.