FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: OFD Commander Vicki Robles (321) 229-2093
Heather Fagan 407.246.3423
Cassandra Lafser 407.246.2182
Orlando Fire Department to Honor
Passing of First Arson Dog
Mayor Dyer invites residents to join him and
the Orlando Fire Department on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
for a memorial ceremony to honor the passing of Maxine, the Orlando Fire
Departmentís first arson dog.
On Friday, January 20, Maxine, known as Max, passed away after a battle
with cancer. Max served with the Orlando Fire Department for more than
11 years, retiring last year at nearly 13 years of age. Max was
considered one of the best arson dogs in the country, having worked more
than 400 fires with a success rate of 97% for locating evidence of
accelerants. She also worked for OFD by fulfilling countless public
service requests and participating in demonstrations and educational
presentations for citizens throughout Central Florida.
After the tribute ceremony, Max will be laid to rest with her Police K-9
counterparts at the Primrose Center.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
Orlando Fire Chief John Miller
Orlando Fire Department Firefighters
Wednesday, January 25
Orlando Firehouse 1
78 West Central Boulevard