On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) honored Cajun, a lifeline canine, with a retirement ceremony at Fire Station 187 in the City of Pomona.
Cajun has played an important role in search and rescue incidents since being paired by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation with his handler, Fire Fighter Specialist (FFS) Joshua Flores, in January 2016.
As a lifeline canine, Cajun had an important role in the Montecito mudslides deployment; FFS Flores and Cajun searched diligently for victims seven days straight.
This dynamic team participated in numerous Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) trainings and drills as well as a certification program for international deployment.
Cajun was also awarded with the first and only honorary paramedic pin while attending paramedic school with FFS Flores in 2017.
Thank you for your service, Cajun!