MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is getting new cars for its canines.

The department received two vehicles specially fitted for its peer support K-9 response team. This special response team was started three years ago by MDFR Capt. Shawn Campana.

Pups in the K-9 response program help victims in crisis situations.

They also help first responders deal with occupational stress, as suicide rates for first responders continue to rise nationally.

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