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    Do firehouse dogs still exist?
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    yes on a part time basis here............
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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?
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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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    yes....they arrive 1 minute before shift change
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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by firemech1 View Post
    nice story of one vfd saving a dalmatian, and another adopting it.

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    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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    One of our Firehouse dogs. NO Spots
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    Here our "Fire Dog" Sophie. She also is the part time pre-dish washer and vacuum cleaner!
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