Fire

Full team to sniff out arson.(News)

Two new additions to London Fire Brigade's dedicated dog team have arrived, completing a highly skilled set of four dogs and four fire investigation officers who have been trained as handlers. The team will support the investigation of arson all over London, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Labradors' Jet (two years) and Sam (one year) undertook an extensive five week training programme before joining existing team members Roscoe and Sapphire. They then settled into a work routine and are now ready to accompany their handlers out to an incident. At the scene of incidents, a fire investigation dog wears specialist protective 'fire wellies' on his or her paws to guard against injuries from broken glass or hot material. …

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