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Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue search dog assists at Yorkshire house explosion
written by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue on the 19th February 2016 at 15:15

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service's search and rescue dog Spencer has travelled to Yorkshire to help search and rescue operations after an explosion destroyed a house at Haxby, North Yorkshire. The springer spaniel is trained in disciplines such as working at height, rope access and confined spaces. Spencer has acute sniffing skills to quickly locate live casualties who are injured or trapped in collapsed buildings. Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Chris Lowther, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Spencer is a valuable asset to Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service and we are more than happy to help our colleagues in North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in dealing with this difficult incident in York today. Spencer and his handler will be available to our colleagues in North Yorkshire as long as required.”
 Originally posted at http://www.twfire.gov.uk/news/news/?entryid67=83146...

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