"Fire Dog" Helps Police Solve Arson Cases
A highly trained fire investigation dog sits proudly after a job well done. Nicknamed "The Fire Dog", Billy and partner Duncan Carmichael are part of K9 Response, responsible for investigating the aftermath of suspicious blazes.
Working alongside Fire Investigators and Police, the pair is tasked with identifying arson cases and ensuring that evidence is properly recovered to assist in prosecution. They also attend schools, open days and other public events to promote fire safety.
"The role Billy plays is of vital importance," says handler Duncan.
Car manufacturer Škoda UK announced last week they had supplied Billy and Duncan with a specially adapted Škoda Yeti, which includes a kennel drainage system, air conditioning and other features.
"We are proud to support Duncan and Billy the fire dog in the invaluable work that they do for their community," says Alan Barrowman, Area Fleet Manager Scotland & Northern England for Škoda UK.
"As well as being safe and reliable, this vehicle provides excellent value for money, impressive comfort for the handler and a safe environment for Billy."
Listen to the text and decide if the statements are true or false.
1. Billy has investigated a fire at car manufacturer Skoda.
2. Billy and his handler help both firefighters and the police.
3. Billy has received special training to help identify arson cases.
4. Skoda has presented the pair with a custom-made vehicle.
5. The pair’s main task is to raise fire safety awareness.
answers: 1-F 2-F 3-T 4-T 5-F
trained – kiképzett
fire investigation dog – tűzoltó kutya
proudly – büszkén
responsible for – valamiért felelős
to investigate – nyomozni
aftermath – utóhatás
suspicious – gyanús
blaze – tűzeset
alongside – valami mellett
to be tasked with – feladattal megbízva lenni
to identify – azonosítani
to ensure – biztosítani
evidence – bizonyíték
to be recovered – megtalálva/visszaszerezve lenni
properly – megfelelően
to assist – segíteni, részt venni
prosecution – vád, bűnvádi eljárás
to attend – részt venni valamin
role – szerep
vital importance – életfontosságú
handler – gazda (kutya)
to announce – bejelenteni
to supply – ellátni/felszerelni valamivel
specially adapted – speciálisan alkalmassá tett
to include – magába foglalni
kennel drainage system – kennel csatorna-rendszer
feature – jellemvonás
reliable – megbízható
value – érték
impressive – lenyűgöző
safe environment – biztonságos környezet