The proper name for fire dogs is accelerant detection dogs and when I do school visits I find the one dog hero children know the least about is the fire dog. I'm not surprised as it was also the job I was least familiar with.
Fire dogs detect accelerants that help start or spread a fire and ultimately their work is used as evidence in court to help convict arsonists. I also learned that fire dogs perform field searches for evidence that the arsonist may have tried to hide. They can sniff clothes or other samples that may have been removed from the fire scene.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
|For Grades 3–4|
|2-page spread from Police Dog Heroes|
|Me presenting Officer Mead and Lucky with a copy of |
"Police Dog Heroes" at a press conference.
|Officer Shawn Mead and K–9 Lucky from the Edison Police Dept.|