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Armstrong Ambulance Hosts K-9 First Aid
Course Following Passage of Nero’s Law

Arlington Police K-9 Officer Mike Hogan right) and his personal dog, Ivy, joined in
Armstrong Ambulance’s K-9 first aid training. (Courtesy Photo Armstrong Ambulance)

ARLINGTON — Armstrong Ambulance team members recently took part in a special training focused on providing critical aid to police K-9s injured in the line of duty.

On Tuesday, June 28, Armstrong hosted K-9 first aid training at its Arlington headquarters. Armstrong partnered with the Arlington Police Department’s K-9 Officer, Mike Hogan, who brought his personal dog, Ivy, to support the effort. The training was led by Dr. Beth Eisenberg of the Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital in Woburn. It was coordinated by Armstrong Field Operations Manager Victor Marchese.

The training is meant to align with a recent change to Massachusetts state law — Nero’s Law — which now permits ambulance operators to treat and transport police K-9s. The law is named after K-9 Nero, the retired partner of the late Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon, who was killed in the line of duty in 2018 while serving a warrant.

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