LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and Their Ministry Teams Continue to Serve the Courageous Firefighters Battling the Dixie Fire in Chico, California
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Aaron & Gomer (St. John’s - Napa, California), Micah (Light of the Valley - Elk Grove, California), Rahab (St. Andrews - Stockton, California), and Reuben (First Lutheran - Yuba City, California) and their K-9 ministry teams continue to serve the courageous California firefighters at their base camp who work to extinguish and control the Dixie Fire.
The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and their ministry teams were invited by Shawna Powell at Cal Fire to come to Silver Dollar Fair Grounds in Chico, California, to comfort the firefighters. Shawna is working the Dixie Fire as the Employee Support Staff (ESS) Battalion Chief for that fire (Team 1).
The Dixie Fire is a wildfire in Butte and Plumas Counties, California. The fire began in the Feather River Canyon near Cresta Dam on July 13, 2021, and has burned 253,057 acres (102,409 ha) and 35% contained by August 2nd. By July 23, 2021, it had become the largest wildfire of the 2021 California fire season, and by July 30, 2021, the 11th largest in the state's history.
Throughout the week, the Comfort Dogs were present at the base camp to greet, comfort, and love these brave men and women. On Tuesday, July 27, they also shared a moment of sending a special “Happy Birthday” song to one of the fire fighter’s sons who cannot be home to celebrate his birthday. We send a lot of love to Aidan on his birthday.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9