The Fire & Explosion Investigation Section (F&EIS) has six accelerant detection dogs working with State Police fire investigators and eight explosives detection dogs working with State Police bomb technicians assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Each K9 team is trained by the Mass. State Police in conjunction with the CT State Police utilizing the food reward method. Because the dogs must work to eat, the handlers train with them every single day. The dogs also live with their handlers and their families, even after they retire from duty. 

Each K9 team is able to respond around the clock to assist investigators anywhere in the state at any fire or explosion incident. They can help detect potential evidence of arson or malicious use of explosives.

All of the canines were purchased by the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association (MPIUA) also known as the Massachusetts & Rhode Island FAIR Plan (Fair Access to Insurance Requirements) for the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Accelerant Detection  Dogs

Nell - West Team

Photo Accelerant Detection Dog Nell - West Team

Damian - South Team

Photo of Accelerant Detection Dog Damian

Vic - South Team

Photo of Accelerant Detection Dog Vi - south Team

Yahtzee - Central Team

Photo of Accelerant Detection Dog Yahtzee- Central Team

Maya - North Team

Photo Accelerant Detecton Dog Maya - North Team

Miranda - Central Team

Photo Accelerant Detection Dog Miranda - Central Team

Explosive Detection  Dogs

Jedi

Photo Explosive Detection Dog Jedi

Admiral

Photo of Explosive Detection dog  Admiral

Flynn

Photo Explosive Detection Dog Flynn

Nate

Photo Explosive Detection dog Nate

Laurel

Photo of Explosive Detection dog Laurel

Diana

Photo Explosive Detection Dog Diana

Banjo

Photo Explosive DectectionDog Banjo

Dash

Dash

Sierra

Photo Explosive Detection Dog Sierra

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