Fire K9 "Cinder"
"Cinder" is a certified Fire Accelerant Detection K9
Breed: Australian/Labrador Mix, Female
DOB: September 18, 2015
Weight: 49 lbs
Handler: Fire Investigator Steve Chapman
Certified through Firek9.org & Canine Accelerant Detection Association cadafiredogs.com/home
Trained by Lisa Caughlin & Graduated from the Canine Academy
Training Center, Leander, Texas 2016
Cinder is trained to detect many types of ignitable liquids such as gasoline, kerosene, lighter fluids, diesel fuel and many more. An accelerant detection K-9 is a tool used to assist the fire investigator to determine if an ignitable liquid may have been used to start a fire and commit arson. When the K-9 alerts a sample is collected at that location and sent to a laboratory for analysis and confirmation. Her sense of smell is estimated to be 100,000 times more sensitive than a human. Cinder is a private sector K-9 used by insurance companies to rule out fraud and arson.