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Learn about the Fire Dog Monument, and then be sure to check out the stories of this year's outstanding arson dog nominees and help choose 2014's finalist!

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About Arson Dogs
Arson dogs are trained to detect common accelerants (including gasoline, kerosene, and lighter fluid) at fire scenes where fraudulent activity is suspected. If the dogs' highly sensitive noses uncover the scent of one of these chemicals, they will signal to their handlers, who will remove a sample to send to a lab for analysis. Arson dogs have been instrumental in the arrest and eventual prosecution of thousands of firesetters and have helped curb rates of this deadly crime that costs hundreds of lives and billions of dollars in property damage a year.


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