The life of a Firefighter can be a very perilous one as their sworn duty is to run, head first, into dangerous situations and precarious environments as opposed to running away. Fire Inspectors, on the other hand, are tasked with surveying buildings to try and prevent those dangerous and precarious scenarios from ever popping up in the first place. Though they haven't been as glamorized in movies and media as their Firefighter companions, Fire Inspectors are just as vital to the process of keeping safe from fire hazards. Incidentally, there are a number of tasks that Fire Inspectors have to commit to, for training purposes, that a dog can also complete with a bit of human assistance.
Dogs have been trained to detect everything from potential fire hazards to explosive devices, lending credence to the idea that dogs could eventually work alongside Fire Inspectors out in the field. For now, any Fire Inspectors who are currently caring for canines should continue to engage in activities that'll put a dog's physicality and sense of smell to the test. A dog that can sniff out gas leaks could be a potentially valuable asset to Fire Inspection teams all around the world, but a dog's also got to be able to restrain themselves and keep their urges in check.