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We're seeking our next Fire Dog

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As Scrappy our lovely fire dog is planning on hanging up his fire boots to retire next summer, we thought we best start the search for our new fire hunter.

Our fire dog is involved in the investigation of fires by sniffing out those substances used to start fires and as such is a vital member of the team here at County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service.

Although we are looking at dog kennels and rescue centres we thought we would ask if anyone has a dog they would like to donate to the service to be the next fire hunter.

We are looking for:

A working Cocker Spaniel breed (male or female).
A dog no older than 18 months.
A microchipped dog.
A dog with a full vets record of inoculations / booster.
A dog with no pre-existing illnesses, injuries, missing limbs, unauthorised docked tail, allergies, skin conditions, hip dysplasia or joint problems.
A dog with no hearing or sight problems.
A dog who is sociable with both people and other dogs.
A dog who possess a high play-drive, (fetch and return a ball).
A dog with no extreme behavioural issues.

The dog must be owned by the person or organisation gifting it to County Durham and Darlington FRS.

Do you have just the dog in mind? 

For more information and application: [ Download the application form - PDF ] Complete the form and together with a photo of your dog standing side view so the entire dog can be seen, email the completed form to firehunter@ddfire.gov.uk

The selection date is on Saturday 8 July 2017. Forms must be returned by 5 July 2017. You will receive a follow up email once the applications have been processed.

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