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Fire Dog’s Hilarious Year-End Review



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  • Loki, a black Labrador fire dog, has had a mostly positive first end-of-year review with Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue.
  • Despite his excellent work, Loki’s love for tennis balls has raised a few eyebrows, as several have mysteriously disappeared over the year.
  • A TikTok video of Loki’s performance review has left viewers in fits of laughter, garnering over 550,000 views as of Monday.

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♬ original sound – Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue

The Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue team has been left in a fit of giggles following the first end-of-year review of their newest member, Loki, a black Labrador fire dog. This jovial canine joined the team in January 2022, stepping into the large paw prints left by the retiring Fire Investigation Dog Reqs, who had been a part of the team for over a decade. Nikki Harvey, who was Reqs’ handler, now handles Loki.

Loki’s first annual review, shared on the TikTok account @hertfordshirefire, reveals that he’s been doing a fantastic job. He’s been a great support to the fire investigation team, helping them determine the cause and origin of fires. In his first year, he’s visited 50 fire scenes.

However, there’s been a small hiccup. Loki’s fondness for tennis balls has caused a bit of a stir, as a number of these balls have mysteriously vanished over the past year. While the team can’t definitively pin the blame on Loki, his reaction when the issue was raised during his review has left many suspecting him.

“Loki has taken this all in his stride and it is apparent how much he enjoys his job,” Zoe Crossan, community safety coordinator with the fire team, shared. “He is an absolute asset and a fantastic colleague to all in our Fire Service. You cannot help but fall in love with him once you have met him.”


Loki’s training has been extensive, including search dog training to identify scents, as well as indication and environmental training. He can identify 12 ignitable liquids and continues to receive ongoing training and annual licensing through the police. Crossan also mentioned that Loki is one of only 15 fire investigation dogs in the U.K.


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