National Arson Awareness Week to Recognize Accelerant Detection Canine Teams

National Arson Awareness Week is May 3-9. This year’s theme – Accelerant Detection Canines: Sniffing Out Arson – recognizes the contributions made to communities by accelerant detection canine (ADC) teams.
The U.S. Fire Administration and its partners have gathered information about these motivated, accelerant detection animals that demonstrates their value to a community and how using an ADC can close more cases and act as an arson deterrent. Available information includes:
  • Facts about ADCs. (Did you know that an ADC has a sense of smell that is 100,000 times more acute than a human’s?)
  • History and training of ADCs.
  • How to acquire an ADC.
  • Short stories about 10 canine teams in America that are making a difference in the prevention of arson.
  • A downloadable National Arson Awareness Week poster.
Find these resources on the Arson Awareness Week webpage at