These canines are an invaluable resource and are used to assist fire investigators in determining whether or not ignitable liquids were present at the time of a fire; be it a content fuel or a fuel introduced as an accelerant. There are many other proper uses for detection canines in our field ranging from detecting ignitable liquids on a suspect’s clothing or inside of a vehicle used to transport such liquids; helping the fire investigator clear the scene of ignitable liquids; clearing investigators tools before scene processing, among many other things.
CADA’s certified canine teams are employed by fire departments, law enforcement, and private-sector agencies. The canines can be either food, treat or play reward.
September 19-23, 2016