Association of Fire Investigation Dog Handlers
The Association of Fire Investigation Dog Handlers was formed in May 2001. The purpose behind our Association is to promote the use of Fire Investigation search dogs in the United Kingdom by Fire & Rescue Services, Police Services nationwide and the Forensic Science Service in the detection of ignitable liquid residues at the scene of the suspected arson fire. Additionally we aim to provide every fire investigator in the United Kingdom with the very best search tool available to man whilst at the scene. We also have our part to play in various Community Fire Safety initiatives around the country to discourage the prospective fire setter from starting out on a career of arson.
We also have provided much of the information contained in the Office of the Deputy Prime Ministers ‘Guide to Best Practice for Fire Investigation Dog and Handler Teams’ which was published in 2004. We are constantly seeking to improve our standards of operational efficiency, training and Certification methods to ensure that only the very best of service is available to the user and the public alike. Our members are not only drawn from public sector Fire Services but also from the private sector to ensure that all our Certified Teams are of a common level of proficiency and expertise.
Our teams have been operational since 1995 and the number of available teams available continues to grow year on year. If you would like to know more then please don't hesitate to contact us.