As the story goes, Buddy's owner was working on his truck when a spark hit some gasoline and set both him and his workshop on fire. The man ran outside rolling in the snow trying to put out the flames while at the same time shouting at Buddy, "go get help!"
Buddy took off running down a dark, snowy road until he came upon an Alaskan State Trooper, who amazingly was able to sense that Buddy was trying to tell him something. The trooper followed buddy as he raced back towards the raging fire with hopes of saving his master.
When they arrived at the burning building, the trooper was able to call for help. Thanks to Buddy and a perceptive state trooper, Buddy's owner suffered only minor burns on his face and second-degree burns on his hands.
This goes to show you the power of the human-animal bond. And in this case, Rin Tin Tin has nothing on one man's best bud, Buddy!
P.S. Buddy the HERO was rewarded with an engraved silver bowl. courtesy of Alaska's finest state trooper!