UPDATE: BGFD investigator graduates from Accelerant Detection Canine Handling School

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) UPDATE: Sunday, December 9
3:15 p.m.

Fire Investigator Michael Cornwell with the Bowling Green Fire Department graduated on Friday, December 7 from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Accelerant Detection Canine (ADC) Handling School in Virginia.

Investigator Cornwell and his canine, Millie, just completed the six week school. Millie is a black Labrador Retriever.

During the six week school, Investigator Cornwell and Millie learned to work together to identify evidence at fire scenes, resulting in a more accurate and credible detection resource than devices that are currently available. Cornwell was also instructed on how to keep Millie healthy and safe. Millie will live with Cornwell and will have to work to be fed, either through rigorous daily testing or while at an investigation.

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The Bowling Green Fire Department is adding a canine to the unit.

The department said Fire Investigator Michael Cornwell is currently attending the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Accelerant Detection Canine (ADC) Handling School in Virginia.

Investigator Cornwell was introduced to his canine, a black lab named Millie, last week.

During the six week school, Investigator Cornwell and Millie will learn to work together to identify evidence at fire scenes. The Bowling Green Fire Department said this will result in a more accurate and credible detection resource than devices that are currently available.

Officials said Millie will live with Investigator Cornwell and will have to work to be fed, either through rigorous daily testing or while at an investigation.

Investigator Cornwell’s graduation is set for December 7, 2018.



 
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