FIREFIGHTERS are looking for dog walkers to help spot wildfires.

The K9 Firewise Patrol dogs, along with their owners, look out for wildfires when they are out on dog walks

The K9 Firewise Patrol is simply recording your walk with your four-legged best friend, whilst keeping a watchful eye for any potential fires or any suspicious activity on the heathlands where you walk.

The fire service is looking for more dogs and owners to join the patrol

A one-hour induction and training session is provided.

A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue said: "In return you will receive a free lead and bandana for your dog to help spread the word of the amazing work you are doing to keep you, your community and wildlife safe form the devastating effects of wildfire.

"As part of the scheme we ask that you have adequate pet insurance that covers Third Party Public Liability."

K9 Firewise Patrol is a joint project between Dorset Dogs and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service supported by Firewise UK.

If you would like more information or to sign up to the scheme contact: