SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — The Sevierville Fire Department welcomed a new member to the team on Sunday — Ember. She is a Dalmatian puppy and will live as a member of the fire department while being trained as the station dog.
Her name was decided through competition among second graders from Catlettsburg and Sevierville Primary schools, according to officials. A student from Sevierville Primary won and she will get the chance to be "firefighter of the day," riding to school with Ember on a firetruck on a chosen day.
Ember is a Continental Kennel Club registered puppy and will slowly transition into her life as the Sevierville Fire Department's station dog. She will be staying all three shifts at their headquarters as she continues transitioning into her new role.
Ember spent most of her first day at the station playing with toys, exploring her new home and giving lots of love to her new team.