Arson Dog Program
It takes a special canine to be an arson dog
The arson dog program is special to us because of how it uniquely helps others. As an insurer, we’re all too familiar with what it looks and feels like to lose your home to fire. When that happens because of an arsonist, closure is important. These dogs and their handlers help to deliver just that.
Apply for the next class
Canines and handlers selected for the program will complete at least 200 hours of training. If your agency/department are ready, apply for the scholarship and get on the list for future class placementGo to the application
Learn about the program
We lose hundreds of lives and millions of dollars in property damage to arson each year. So, we provide funding and resources to law enforcement and fire investigators to train with an arson dog and help combat this crime.Explore the program
Get to know the dogs
It takes a special canine to be an arson dog. The right balance of temperament, ability and energy is essential. Discover what makes these dogs stand out as they become local heroes.Understand the dogs
Enjoy the web series
Expert dog trainer and pet behaviorist, Victoria Stilwell, takes you through the arson dog training experience in a 12-episode web series. Each episode grants you a greater understanding of the program.Play the series
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