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Erin, One Proud DogThe National Fire Dog Monument (NFDM) is a nationally approve 501(c) (3) non-profit. The NFDM was created to build the Certified Accelerant Detection K-9’s a bronze monument to acknowledge them for their service to the communities where they serve. These dogs do not ask for anything in return after risking their lives to reduce the negative impact of arson in their communities. The monument design is a standing fire fighter looking down on his Labrador Retriever, who is looking back up at his handler ready to work. The monument is titled “From Ashes to Answers”.

The monument is inspired by Colorado’s first Arson dog Erin who recently lost the battle with cancer. The monument will reside at a firestation in Washington D.C.