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Kasey Program Teaches Fire Safety to Kids

Photo:  KaseyProgram.org
Photo: KaseyProgram.org

There’s no such thing as “too early” for teaching fire safety.

That’s why Koorsen Fire and Security is the primary sponsor of the Kasey Program, which takes an entertaining approach to bringing life-saving skills to a wide range of audiences, including community events, nursing homes, and students from preschool to grade 6.

Program founder and professional firefighter Jeff Owens sings and plays guitar while Kasey, a black Labrador, demonstrates fire safety tips. It’s a memorable and fun way to bring critical information to children.

Jeff started the Kasey Program, a non-profit program, in 1995 and each year performs with Kasey approximately 400 times. The program was started as a way to teach children about fire & life safety. Jeff is a retired career firefighter/paramedic after more than 31 years of service and felt a strong desire to have a positive impact on teaching our children their fire & life safety skills. Continue reading Kasey Program Teaches Fire Safety to Kids

Special Needs Dogs

Lab Rescue Helen
Helen. Photo courtesy Lab Rescue


The Fairfax County Times had this sweet article about special needs dogs, written from the perspective of the author’s (Allen Pearson) dog, Noah. They also pen the blog at www.fromthedogspaw.com I’m reproducing the article in its entirety in hopes it will help the cause of getting special needs pets adopted. Continue reading Special Needs Dogs