Ignitable liquids include, but are not limited to:

  • Gasoline
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Paint thinner
  • Kerosene
  • Lamp Oil
  • Charcoal Lighter Fluid

Who We Are

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.

What We Do

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.

2017 Conference

  • New CADA  Detection Canine Team Standard – includes a new certification/testing standard. Please click here to view the new standard.  
  • CADA takes a position on the term “Arson Dog.” Click here to view more. 
  • CADA takes a position on “testifying to negative samples” For further info, click here 

Established in 1991, CADA is the oldest national and international association dedicated solely to detection canines working in the field of fire investigations.