Fire Marshall Visits USD 383 Students

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - USD 383 students packed the K-State campus this morning for a full day of tutoring activities.

Members of the Manhattan Fire Department and the Office of the State Fire Marshall were on hand to host a unique class focused on the duties of a yellow lab named Tana.

Tana is a fire dog trained in detecting flammable liquids found in fire scenes. Over the years the use of canines in fire and law enforcement has become a staple part of investigations.

"With the canine, what they do is cut that time down and we don’t even dig the scene out to start with," said Chief of Investigations Rose Rozimairek. "That’s not to say we won’t dig the scene, we will go in before the scene is ever dug out and run the dog because the dog can actually smell the odor of flammable liquids through thicknesses of the debris."

Tana, who will turn six next week, has worked with Rozimairek as a certified team for nearly four years.