The furriest and friendliest member of Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services just completed his first week at his new job and he's already doing amazing things. New Mississauga Fire dog, Ajax, is a facility dog and the newest member of Mississauga's emergency staff. Ajax plays an important role in providing comfort and support to emergency workers.\nAjax started work with Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services on Monday and had a great first week.\n"He will provide emotional comfort to our firefighters who are exposed to traumatic incidents," Ryan Coburn, section chief with Mississauga Fire and Ajax's handler, told Narcity. "His presence helps calm people."\nAjax was donated to Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services just last week by National Service Dogs, where he was trained. The pup even comes from impressive ancestry, as both his parents are also facility dogs.\n"He was actually bred for his temperament," said Coburn. "His lineage is one to remain calm."\nDespite only being on the job since Monday, Ajax has already been put to work. On his first day, he was requested by firefighters who had witnessed a traumatic event and needed support and comfort.\nMississauga mayor Bonnie Crombie couldn't contain her excitement when talking about Ajax on Twitter, even including a video of her meeting Ajax which all dog lovers can relate to.\nIt's Ajax's first week on the job @MississaugaFES and he's already captured our hearts! Ajax is an accredited #FireDog that will help support our firefighters' mental health and help them process trauma. Welcome to the team @nsd_ajax! 🐶 pic.twitter.com/bBQDjRZtwI— Bonnie Crombie 🇨🇦 (@BonnieCrombie) August 1, 2019\nA few more 📸 of @MississaugaFES's newest member of the team, Ajax. He likes treats and gives lots of puppy kisses! @nsd_ajax will support the physical and #mentalhealth of all our #Mississauga Fire staff. We couldn't be happier to be welcoming him to the @citymississauga family. pic.twitter.com/ECgQGtc043— Bonnie Crombie 🇨🇦 (@BonnieCrombie) August 2, 2019\nShe's not the only one excited about Ajax, who has become an absolute treat for colleagues and local residents.\n"The response has been overwhelmingly positive," said Coburn.\nEven those not involved with Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services are recognizing how important this dog is for emergency workers.\nExcellent hire!— Kim Velocci Leite (@kimveloccileite) August 2, 2019\nLooking forward to following your work with MFES!— Danielle Forbes (@danithedoglady) July 25, 2019\nLove this! Service animals can play such a crucial role in supporting people and their mental health, let's keep showing our appreciation! -HSWF x— Harley Street Wellness Foundation (@hswfuk) July 26, 2019\nHe needs a superhero cape.— Christi (@CPAChristi5) July 28, 2019\nWe hope you are able to bring Ajax to the Council offices soon! Thank you for putting Mental Health Awareness for first responders at the forefront!!— Karen Ras for Ward 2 (@RasWard2) July 25, 2019\nNot only is this furry friend adorable, he's got some impressive skills. Ajax can smell cortisol on a person, a hormone we secrete when stressed, and will go to them on command to provide support.\n"People say 'You don’t know how much I needed this this morning' and that's just after four days of [Ajax] coming to work," said Coburn.\nMississauga Fire & Emergency Services has nearly 700 employees and Ajax is there to offer every single one of them support if they need.\n"It's a real gift that we have to offer our personnel," said Coburn.\nYou can follow Ajax here.