Bernie the Bernese Mountain Dog Pays a Visit to the JEMS/PennWell Staff

 

 
 
 

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P | | Thursday, June 13, 2013


Bernie the Bernese Mountain Dog visited the JEMS/PennWell offices recently with his owner and trainer A.J. Heightman, Editor-in-Chief of JEMS. Bernie visited the PennWell Offices in La Jolla on his way to the San Diego (La Jolla) Veterans Hospital where he is part of a Therapy Dog Team to comfort and support our military veterans. Bernie has completed all his training and certifications to serve as a Therapy Animal and is now two-years old and weighs in at 140 lbs. Bernie is a popular fixture at JEMS and throughout San Diego County as he visits hospitals and emergency scenes with his “Dad”.

See how Bernie has grown and developed since his first visit to JEMS when he was just 9-weeks-old and a few of our favorite YouTube training clips:

“Bringing Up Bernie” - His first visit to JEMS  (at just 9 weeks old)
http://www.jems.com/photos/bringing-bernie

“New Puppy Embarks on the World of EMS: JEMS editor-in-chief teaches canine companion the ropes” (July 1, 2011)
http://www.jems.com/article/editor/new-puppy-embarks-world-ems                                                                

Bernie (at just 9 weeks old) retrieving a Masimo RAD-57 Unit to check the SPO2 and CO levels of firefighters in REHAB
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYy1H2XhJh0

Bernie retrieving water for firefighters in REHAB
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwV3BHSJrlw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqu-6TMSpK0

Bernie the Bernese Mountain Dog - Vista, CA - gently “chews” on his tiny pal Carson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiKvVv7lHY0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ7aMEWJMvQ




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A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, has a background as an EMS director and EMS operations director. He specializes in MCI management.

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