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The number of times more acute an ADC’s sense of smell is compared to a human’s.
– James Walker, former director of the Sensory Research Institute at Florida State University
The average number of minutes it takes an ADC to cover an average fire scene. It can take humans days to do what a dog does in minutes.
– State Farm Arson Dog Program
The average number of canine team-collected lab samples needed to identify accelerant use, compared to 20 samples collected by a human alone.
– Paul Gallagher, Head Trainer, Maine Specialty Dogs for State Farm Arson Dog Program
|ADC:||Daisy, black Labrador retriever|
|Handler:||Detective John V. Peters|
|Community:||Westchester County, New York|
|Training:||State Farm Arson Dog Program|
Daisy was recently called in on a cold case homicide from 2007. She indicated on the only two cans suspected of having accelerants in them, leading to renewed interest in the case with the possibility for a murder conviction.
Detective Peters and his canine partner Daisy work for the Westchester County Police located north of New York City. In 2013, Daisy worked 67 cases with nearly half identified as intentional, resulting in further arson investigation. During a recent fire investigation in Yonkers, several children displaced as a result of the fire remembered Daisy from a visit to their school. Daisy comforted the children during this trying time.
A true modern dog — Daisy has 1,300 Likes on her Facebook page, “Daisy the Arson Detection Dog.”