FOI 1863 -  Fire Investigation Dogs

How many dogs were part of the fire service for each of the last ten calendar years (2012-2022), broken down by job type. (eg. Fire investigation search dog)

Please list the main breeds used in the totals in question1. Please list the most commonly used breeds first.

How many full time members of staff (trainers, handlers, officers etc) were working in the service’s dog unit for each of the years in the same period?

What was the service’s total budget for each of these years and how much was allocated to the dog unit?

Does the service have its own dog breeding unit?

Further to the above request I can confirm that Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service do not have and have never had and any Fire investigation Dogs.

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Last updated: Friday, 16 February 2024