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RJ the Fire Dog Welcome to My Blog
RJ the Fire Dog Welcome to My Blog

Welcome to the first official post of my new dog blog. I’ve been wading into new territory here for a pooch. First, I set up my ownTwitter Twitter account. I’ve been posting about my passion, which is educating man and beast about fire safety and disaster preparedness.

As a canine, it’s easy for me to focus on the light-hearted side of things. I mean, after all; I don’t even have hands. Paws notwithstanding, I love my job as a fire dog for many reasons.

  • I’m always around plenty of hydrants.
  • I get to ride around in a fire truck.
  • I hang out with the coolest, bravest folks in the world…firefighters!
  • I live in a house with people who aren’t afraid to share their leftovers!

But all of the frivolity doesn’t mean I don’t take my job seriously. I know that I live and work in a very serious arena, where lives are saved and lost on a daily basis. One of the most serious events for all of us was 9/11.

As the month of August, 2009 draws to a close, we should all pause to remember the events that unfolded on that day a little less than eight years ago. And they should serve to remind us that there is no such thing as being “too prepared.”

One of the best ways to prepare for disaster is to take advantage of the program that provides unlimited access to building-specific, web-based emergency preparedness education. Using an educational, entertaining and user-friendly format, the system has been approved by all of the major fired departments across the United States. And even more importantly, the system provided my namesake, RJWestmore, Inc.


RJ the Fire Dog is the mascot for Allied Universal, the premiere provider for e-based fire life safety training for residents and workers in high-rise buildings. His young son, JR, sometimes takes over writing his posts. RJ also maintains an active Twitter account, which he posts to when he isn’t working in the firehouse. The Allied Universal Fire Life Safety Training System helps commercial buildings with compliance to fire life safety codes. Our interactive, building-specific e-learning training system motivates and rewards tenants instantly! It’s a convenient and affordable solution to all of the training needs of your building(s). Choosing our service cuts property management training related workloads by 90% and saves you over 50%