K9 Tanya and Deputy John M. Galaska

K9 Tanya and Deputy John M. Galaska Deputy State Fire Marshal John Galaska and K-9 are a fire investigation accelerant detection team with the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office. K9 Tanya, a 2 ½ year old black Labrador retriever, and Deputy Galaska were trained during a 5 week class in Alfred, Maine by Maine Specialty Dogs and certified as a team by the Maine State Police in April/May 2014. K9 Tanya is specially trained to sniff out ignitable liquids that may be used to start or spread a fire. Deputy Galaska and K9 Tanya will also perform demonstrations for schools and other organizations. As a team, Deputy Galaska and K9 Tanya are proud to serve the entire state of Delaware.



K9 Tanya and Deputy John M. Galaska K9 Tanya and Deputy Galaska moments after being partnered as a team.

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K9 Tanya and Deputy John M. Galaska K9 Tanya and Deputy Galaska's first training exercise together in Alfred, Maine.

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K9 Tanya and Deputy John M. Galaska

K9 Tanya and Deputy Galaska (4th team from right white shirt) lined up for drills at training in Alfred, Maine. Photos: Heather Paul – State Farm Insurance.

Photo: Heather Paul- State Farm Insurance