Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a New York-based nonprofit that specializes in shaping dogs into perfect companions for people with visual impairments. The group's training schools are host to well over 100 eager pups — and keeping them safe from harm is the upmost priority.
"In the event of a fire, our staff needs to be able to clear the kennel of any dogs before fire trucks arrive (their response time as a volunteer firefighting department is approximately four minutes)," Guiding Eyes for the Blind wrote online.
But pulling that off takes practice. So, last week, the dogs partook in a fire drill, escaping from their kennel into a communal area out back.