LA Fire Dept Heroes Discuss Dog Rescue Captured On LIVE TV (VIDEO)

03/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In Los Angeles, after days of torrential downpour causing community evacuations, an act of Fire Department valor has been circulating the internet: the rescue, caught on live television, of Vernon, the German Shepherd, airlifted from the rain-swollen Los Angeles river.

The crew brought the dog to a local shelter for a checkup. In the video below, firefighter Joe St. Georges and helicopter pilot Scott Bowman discuss the rescue.