Calvin is a English Springer Spaniel who joined the Hagerstown Fire Department, Fire Marshal's Office in 2014. Calvin is an explosive detection k-9 trained to detect odors associated with common explosives and firearms. Deputy Fire Marshal Dale Fishack is Calvin's handler.
The Hagerstown City Fire Marshal's K-9 program was made possible by a grant from The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation, founded by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and the support of the Antietam Fire Co.
Calvin was trained by Tactical Directional Canine Systems of Smithsburg, MD. He regularly works at special events in the City and assisting the Hagerstown Police Department. Calvin and Deputy Fire Marshal Fishack also assist the Washington County Sheriffs Department, Maryland State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Calvin is annually recertified with the ATF and has also participated in training with US Army Special Forces, 5th Group in Kentucky.
If you would like Calvin to provide a demonstration at your special event, contact the Fire Marshal's office by calling (301) 790-2476.