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THEY say a dog is a man’s best friend. But in a disaster, man’s best friend could also be somebody’s saviour. It’s why the Sunshine Coast based Queensland Fire and Emergency crew is searching for more handlers to join the urban search and rescue (USAR) K9 … Link.

In clearing my desk of accumulated papers, magazines and junk mail, I came across an issue of The Whole Dog … Disaster Search Dog Foundation. One of the reasons I was so interested in this article is that they get their dogs from shelters and rescue … Link.

Engineers in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University took home some bragging rights at this year’s Disaster Robotics Awards when judges named Snakebot the 2017 Ground Rescue Robot of the Year. Snakebot helped search through the rubble for … Link.

ROSEBURG, OR. — You can go see a demonstration of how police and search and rescue dogs do their jobs at the K-9 Unleashed event in Roseburg on Sunday. The free event is happening at Legion Field in Roseburg. K-9 units will be giving demonstrations … Link.