Clearwater FD seeks support for Quincy the arson dog in national contest

Posted at 12:44 PM, Jun 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 12:44:33-04

A local arson detection dog is in the running to receive national attention, but he needs your help to get it! 

Quincy, with the Clearwater Fire & Rescue Department, is one of three semifinalists up for an American Humane Hero Dog Award in the enforcement/arson category.

Quincy is the only Arson Dog in Pinellas County. He is a 9-year-old male and was a rescue dog out of a local shelter. Quincy has assisted all fire departments in Pinellas County and multiple surrounding counties. With being one of the few Arson dogs in the state, he also gets to assist the state fire marshal’s office.

"Quincy has been an asset when assists other fire departments in our county," Clearwater F&R said. "He amazed us with his nose at such a young age and we knew he was destined for greatness."

According to his bio, Quincy enjoys going to schools and doing shows with all of the kids.

"When we do programs for the kids and we set off the smoke alarm he howls and runs to the door and the kids love that, as well as teaches them when the alarm sounds they need to get out." 

It's still not too late to vote for Quincy!

Voters have until 3 p.m. Wednesday to cast their ballot in the national online contest. 

Voting can be done once per day.


The winners in all categories will be flown to Hollywood, along with their handlers, for a star-studded awards show to be shown on the Hallmark Channel. That event will occur September 16.

The winner in each category will be announced July 12.