Active Teams: Ohio

Steve Rudy NFDM

Steve Claytor and K-9 Rudy

Steve Claytor is a Fire Investigator with the Green Township Fire & EMS in Cincinnati, OH. In 1994 Steve became a certified arson K-9 handler when he was partnered with K-9 Sammy. Sammy retired from service in 2001 and Steve was then partnered with K9 Maverick until he retired in 2008. In September 2008, he was partnered with K-9 Rudy during a five week class in Alfred, Maine sponsored by State Farm®. Steve & Rudy are certified according to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy standards.

Department information:

Green Township Fire & EMS
6303 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45247


Steve Gallagher and K-9 Gunther

Steve Gallagher is an Assistant Chief with the Chillicothe Fire Department. In 2000 he became a certified arson K-9 handler when he was partnered with K-9 Winchester. Winchester retired from service in 2011. In May 2013 he was partnered with K-9 Gunther during a five week class in Alfred, Maine sponsored by State Farm®. Steve & Gunther are certified according to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy standards.

Department information:

Chillicothe Fire Department
54 E. Water Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601


 Investigator Tom Domes and K-9 Trace

Thomas Domes and K-9 Trace

Thomas Domes is an investigator with the Trumbull County Fire/Explosion Investigation Unit. In 2014 he was partnered with K-9 Trace during a five week class in Alfred, Maine sponsored by State Farm®. Tom & Trace are certified according to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy standards.

Department information:

Trumbull County Fire/Explosion Investigation Unit
911 Howland Wilson Road
Warren, OH 44484