Knowing that Sampson would surely perish within the smoke-filled home, the first responders leapt into action.
"Firefighters quickly forced entry into the home to start their initial search," the department said in a release. "Crews were able to locate the dog and bring him out to the driveway where the medics were."
Sampson was unresponsive, but rescuers refused to give up on him. And thankfully, their efforts paid off.