Nya the Arson Detection Dog
Captain Paul Mahil has been an investigator with the Surrey Fire Service since 1995. He is a certified Fire Investigator as well as an accelerant detection canine handler. K-9 Nya was born January 21, 2010 in Ohio State. Nya started her Training in November 2010. Paul and Nya were trained to work as a team in Alfred, Maine and certified under the guidelines of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. They graduated May 6, 2011. State Farm provided the scholarship for training.
Dexter passed away in January 2011. He was a trusted member of the Surrey Fire Service and will be remembered fondly by the department. He was a great dog and partner with a personality all his own.