Another day, another reason to love and admire firefighters. This time, however, there weren't any flames to deal with, just extreme heat, a cliff, and a terrified Vizsla named Rue.

Rue escaped his Salt Lake City backyard after being frightened by fireworks, and found himself injured, dehydrated, and alone on a cliff far from home. Luckily, he was spotted by someone who immediately called for help.

Firefighters then hiked two miles in intense heat to get to the animal. After ascertaining the extent of the dogs's injuries, they provided Rue with water, then one of the firefighters lifted Rue onto his shoulders and carried the dog back to safety.