Fire Dogs

Jay the dog

Jay was paired up with retained firefighter Trevor Lynch

A dog which can sniff out whether fires have been started deliberately is being used by a Scottish fire service.Jay has been trained to detect accelerants, such as petrol, paraffin and white spirit, which are often used to maliciously start fires.

The three-year-old Border Collie will be used by Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service in cases where foul play is suspected.

Jay, trained by police dog handlers, is the first of his kind in Scotland.

Although the dog has yet to be sent to a fire scene, he has been kitted out with a set of fire boots, to protect his paws when working at a scene.

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