Assisting law enforcement, insurance, and fire investigators in the detection of ignitable liquids at suspicious fire scenes.

What Is FIRE K9.ORG?

Fire is a nonprofit public benefit CA corporation founded in 2009, to support and promote the use of professional independent canine accelerant detection teams on an international level.  Our organization is funded solely by member dues, sponsors, and donations.

Our certified handlers and their canine partners –sometimes referred to as “arson dogs” – are located in the US, Canada and Europe.  They assist fire departments, investigators, law enforcement agencies, and arson task forces engaged in the investigation and control of arson. Trained to detect ignitable liquids, our fire canines search burned buildings, vehicles, vessels, wild land or other suspicious fires and alert their handlers when they find traces of accelerants. develops and hosts training and proficiency programs for our members to achieve greater competence through the exchange of practical, technical and scientific information involving accelerant detection, canine health, and research.

Members of Fire help combat crime and reduce the threat of arson by offering canine accelerant detection demonstrations and conducting arson awareness discussions, and fire prevention education programs in their home communities.

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Annual Conference & Certification

  FEBRUARY 22-23, 2021
Holiday Inn Express - Napa Valley
  American Canyon, CA
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Congratulations to our 2020 Fire  Certified Accelerant Detection Teams:
  •  Bill Whitaker and K9 Kodiak
  •  Eileen Porter and K9 Rafa
  •  Sue Bonney and K9 Peyson
  • Sharon McIntyre and K9 Flash
  • Eileen Porter and K9 Addie

Fire Board of Directors

President              - Eileen Porter
Sec/Treasurer       - Veronica Barclay
Directors at Large - Sue Bonney
                           - John D. DeHaan

As of June 1, 2020
Due to COVID 19 Restrictions      our quarterly trainings will be held online until further notice.
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Annual Membership Renewals Are Now Due welcomes new memberships throughout the year. Support our Fire K9 teams and join as an Active or Associate Member.  You do not have to be a K9 handler to join.

Active Member = Active or Retired K9 Handlers
Associate Member = All other Supporters

              Membership Benefits
  • K9 Team Promotion & Referrals
  • Quarterly Trainings
  • Educational Seminars
  • Membership Directory
  • Canine Health Updates
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Member Discounts
  • Reference Archives
  • Certification and Proficiency Testing
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              Make a Donation!

Fire is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit
organization and welcomes your donations. We are funded by membership dues and donations from individuals, businesses and charitable foundations. Can we count on you to help support our Fire K9 teams?

We accept personal checks and Visa or MC credit cards. Checks made payable to Fire may be sent to us at PO Box 71, St Helena, CA 94574, or you can click on the link below to donate online. We will send you a donation receipt for your tax records.
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We appreciate your Support !