Bearded Dragon Saved From House Fire In Florida
January 16, 2020
A bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) was pulled from a house fire in DeFuniak Springs, FL and saved with the help of Walton County Fire Rescue Paramedic Rachel Barker, one of several who assisted in administering oxygen to the beardie to help it recover.
Big or small, bearded or bald, we serve them all. 🦎🚑❤️🚒 Paramedic Rachel Barker administers oxygen to a family’s pet bearded dragon after firefighters saved her from a burning home.Posted by Walton County Fire Rescue on Sunday, January 12, 2020
"Big or small, bearded or bald, we serve them all. 🦎🚑❤️🚒," Walton County Fire Rescue wrote on its Facebook page after the animal was saved.
The reptile was assessed by Barker, who happens to keep two beardies of her own. The rescue and the saving of the structure was due to teamwork by WCFR, DeFuniak Springs Fire Department, Liberty Volunteer and Argyle Volunteer.
The Facebook post devolved into name calling amongst other agencies that responded to the house fire, but that seems to have been all cleared up and the bearded dragon was in good hands.