Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Accelerant K-9 Loki

The fire had burned hot and fast. Blackened metal rafters now rest precariously against charred remains of wooden posts. All that remains of the building is a desolate pile of crumbling rubble.

K-9 Loki is right at home amid the destruction. Loki is an accelerant dog, one of only 68 federally certified K-9s in the United States and Canada. Her job is to assist investigators in locating and recovering evidence of arson at fire scenes. She can sniff out any type of ignitible liquid, including gaasoline, kerosene and accelerants used in explosives or to start fires.

Specially trained and certified by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Front Royal, Virginia, Loki now works for the Dauphin County Criminal Investigation Division with her handler Detective Dennis Woodring. She also assists local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania and the surrounding states.

Detective Woodring and Loki will be presenting at PawsAbilities 2009. Check them out to learn more about Loki and what an accelerant dog does.

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