OSSINING, N.Y. -- Daisy the arson detection dog and her partner Detective John Peters from the Westchester County Police recently met with Ossining Pack 83 Cub Scouts for a presentation on Daisy's important role to the community.
Daisy, a black Labrador retriever, an accelerant detection canine (ADC), sniffs out accelerants at various types of fire scenes.
The Pack 83 Cub Scouts spent some time with Daisy and learned that an ADC’s sense of smell is 100,000 more acute compared to humans. They also learned that it takes on average 30 minutes for an ADC to cover an average fire scene and that it can take humans days to do what a dog does in minutes.
Daisy also demonstrated sniffing out an accelerant that was hidden by her partner.