LION TOTALCARE GETS MEMPHIS FIRE SAFETY DOGS AT THE FIRE MUSEUM OF MEMPHIS GEARED UP & READY FOR ACTION! On March 31st, the Fire Museum of Memphis hosted a very special presentation as safety dogs, Astro, Izzy, and Lottie Dot received their very own personalized LION turnout coats.
The fire coats were custom made by members of the Memphis LION TotalCare team, who provide cleaning, repair and maintenance on the Memphis Fire Department's turnout gear. The specially-designed coats took weeks to develop and more than 12 hours each to sew. "It is more child-friendly for a dog to have fireman's turnout gear on," explained LION TotalCare seamstress, Naja Burchett. "They will understand more about the fire department, how they work and all the good things they do." The friendly Dalmation trio are part of the Memphis Fire and Life Safety Dogs program and work with Fire Museum of Memphis to teach Shelby County Schools students the importance of "Stop, Drop, and Roll" and “Get Low and Go,” by demonstrating to the students exactly what they should do!