Friday, March 8, 2013

My first wildfire adventure

Hey guys, it's Tracker and I experienced my first wildfire yesterday!  It was a 55 acre fire in Morris County that my partner Officer Lemmon and I responded to. He let me sniff around and walk in the "black".  He told me the black is where the fire has already burned and that the powdery stuff all over my paws was soot. Turns out the cause of this fire was a debris burn that escaped containment.

I'm just taking it all in.  I have my work cut out for me but that is what the next 6 months of training is all about!


Walking through the soot in the "black".  I wonder if I'll be as big as my shadow one day?

What great smells!

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