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    Do firehouse dogs still exist?
    :-J Remmy

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    Last edited by ColoradoDave; 02-13-2013, 12:41 PM.

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      yes on a part time basis here............
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      http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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        That's awesome. How does a department go about getting an arson dog? I'm guessing they aren't all that common so what qualifies a station for getting one?
        :-J Remmy

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          Last edited by ColoradoDave; 02-13-2013, 12:41 PM.

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            In NY, there are arson dogs in some counties, sponsored by the County Arson or Fire Investigfation Team.....while not a traditional firehouse dog, I guess in todays' world they would qualify.

            NYS OFPC also has trained canines for arson investigation, they 'belong' to a handler and work solely with that person.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jay Remmy View Post
              Do firehouse dogs still exist?
              yes....they arrive 1 minute before shift change

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                We have an arson dog. It is ATF certified I believe it is considered an ATF agent (kick the dog same as hitting a LEO.)

                Takes a few months for the dog and handler to get trained and certified. Has to be exercised daily (sniff for the bad stuff) and rewarded. We have a four page SOP on the pooch that basically says don't feed it or play with it (it's reward is play time.) Plus a bunch of other stuff...

                It's not your keep at the station dog. It is a highly trained animal that requires a lot of care and special treatment. (I think the dog had better negotiators than we did during our last contract.)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jay Remmy View Post
                  Do firehouse dogs still exist?
                  A station up north from us has a dalmatian that they keep as the station. Not sure how they arrange for the care and feeding of it though.

                  Our Chief has a border collie that she brings to the station a lot. It's kind of become the unofficial firehouse dog.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by len1582 View Post
                    yes....they arrive 1 minute before shift change
                    lol - ftm!!!

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                    • #11
                      We have an unofficial dog that a guy brings into the station, but in the recent past several of our houses have had dogs.
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                      • #12
                        Yup, see a pretty cool story;
                        http://legeros.com/ralwake/photos/we...p?id=4204#comm

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                        • #13
                          Nice story of one VFD saving a Dalmatian, and another adopting it.

                          http://www.action3news.com/Global/story.asp?S=13857654

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                            Originally posted by firemech1 View Post
                            nice story of one vfd saving a dalmatian, and another adopting it.

                            http://www.action3news.com/global/story.asp?s=13857654

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                            IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
                            Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
                            ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
                            RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
                            LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
                            I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
                            "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
                            http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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                            • #15
                              One of our stations had a mutt that started just hanging out one day. It was dubbed "Brown Dog" and was around so much, it even ended up getting its own accountability tag. It died about 5 years ago.

                              My station has a squirrel that hangs out day and night.

                              One of the stations about an hour west of us has a cat.

                              As for arson dog, we have one as part of our regional arson detection team as well.
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