Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
March 24, 2018
IAFF Local Newswire
Join the Newswire!
Updated: Mar. 24 (20:59)

Local 3169 Hosts CPR & Stop the Bleed Programs
IAFF Local 3169
FDNY LODD FF Michael R. Davidson Engine 69 Information
Boston Fire Fighters
9/11 Fund Raising
IAFF Local 4349
Chester Firefighters Local 1400
Brother Flanscha and Brother Anthony Memorial Service
Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
LODD in FDNY and York PA
IAFF Local 274
Country Club Hills: Fire dept.'s new canine will sniff out arson
Updated On: Feb 15, 2008

Country Club Hills: Fire dept.'s new canine will sniff out arson


November 16, 2006

Publication: Daily Southtown (Chicago, IL)

Section: C --- ALL

Edition: e-1

Page: 1

By: Rick Ducat Sun-Times News Group Staff writer


Dalmations have been the dogs of choice for fire departments, but the newest addition to the Country Club Hills force is a black Labrador retriever named Jake.


Fire Chief Gary Kasper said the department is getting the arson detection dog through a grant from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


Akin to police canine units, arson-detection dogs can smell materials an arsonist might use to start a fire.


Jake and his handler, Country Club Hills firefighter/paramedic Brent Hullinger, will be included on a national response team. Kasper said they must be prepared to travel anywhere in the country if needed.


Mayor Dwight Welch said the city's former arson dog, a golden retriever named Blaze, was used throughout the region in making dozens of arson arrests.


Kasper said Blaze also aided in the conviction of suspects in an arson-related double homicide in Joliet before retiring.


Hullinger and Jake are in training and will return to the city in December 06.

Country Club Hills Firefighters Union Local 2720
Copyright © 2018, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™

Top of Page image