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Canine Handlers

The NH Division of Fire Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal relies on the fine men and women which make up the division to provide the various services for the citizens of New Hampshire. One such group is the talented group of certified canine handlers which make up our canine program. Here is more information about them.

Investigator Adam Fanjoy

Our seventh canine handler is Investigator Adam Fanjoy. He is the handler for our third yellow lab, Anthem. Investigator Fanjoy worked as a police officer in the City of Concord for 14 years prior to joining the NH State Fire Marshal's Office.


District Chief Stacey Dubois

The fifth canine handler is District Chief Dubois. She is the handler for our first yellow lab, Molly. District Chief Dubois graduated from the University of New Haven in 2006 with degrees in Criminal Justice and Fire Science. She currently supervises District 1 whick includes Coos, upper Grafton Counties, and Carroll counties.

Investigator Dubois with Molly

Investigator Sean Plumer (Retired)

The sixth canine handler was Investigator Sean Plumer.  He was the handler for our second yellow Labrador retriever, Pal. Investigator Plumer is a graduate of the 111th session of the New Hampshire Police Academy.  Investigator Plumer worked as a local police officer and has held several roles over the last 18 years from patrol officer to patrol supervisor and detective Sergeant prior to joining the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office. Inv. Plumer retired on June 16, 2017.

Canine Pal

District Chief John Southwell (Retired)

District Chief John Southwell was the divisions first canine handler. He was with the division from 1986 to 2015. John worked three different canines during his career with the NHFMO.

Southwell with Jade Southwell with Andre

Assistant Director John Raymond (Retired)

Our third canine handler for the state was Assistant Director John Raymond. When John was an investigator, he handled Clancy, the division's first chocolate labrador. When Investigator Raymond was promoted to Assistant Director, Clancy went into retirement until his passing in 2009.

Assistant Director John Raymond with canine Clancy

Investigator Mike Stark (Resigned)

The fourth canine handler was Investigator Mike Stark. Starks canine was named Molly. Molly came to the division after being rescued in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. Investigator Stark left the division and returned to local law enforcement in August of 2007.

Investigator Stark with Molly

Investigator Tom Norton (Retired)

Our second handler for the state was Investigator Thomas Norton. Tom had two canines, Ruth and Cinder.
Inv. Norton K-9 Photo

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