You should not ars-on! Labrador named Gandalf becomes the last recruit of fire service dogs to sniff when gasoline has been used to deliberately ignite fires
- Gandalf the Labrador will become the last canine recruit for fire and rescue
- The two-year-old dog has been trained by the Australian Border Force
- Gandalf can sniff five different types of flammable accelerators in an instant
Greta Levy for Daily Mail Australia
Gandalf the Labrador will become the last canine recruit for the Australian fire and rescue service.
The two-year-old boy and his trainer Tim Garrett will work side by side to reduce the causes of fires in various parts of the country.
Gandalf can detect five different types of accelerant in arson, as well as in a forest fire, even after they have been extinguished.
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Gandalf the Labrador (right) and his handler Tim Garrett (left) will work side by side to reduce the causes of fires in various parts of the country.
These specially trained animals reduce the time spent by investigators and fire crews in dangerous atmospheres and environments.
Gandalf will reduce the time it takes to dig dangerous areas, such as an unstable building or an asbestos property.
"That's why we chose Labradors, they're a retriever and they have a hunt and they regain instinct, so to speak, they've been incorporated," Garrett said.
After months of training with the Australian Border Force, the Golden Labrador can detect a micro liter of kerosene in a flash with an accuracy rate of 97%.
The Acceleration Detection unit is the only one in the southern hemisphere that detects the cause of fires
He will join two other Labradores specially trained in the team.
"Having four legs on your side tracking and giving those answers if it's just a wonderful asset," Emergency Services Minister Troy Grant told Seven News.
The Acceleration Detection unit is the only one in the southern hemisphere that detects the cause of the fires.