For more than six years, a dedicated group of dog lovers has been training and organizing to form the Kaiserslautern K-9 Search and Rescue Squad … efforts in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami disaster. Immediately after the tsunami, the American … Link.
From search-and-rescue K9 units to keg-toting St. Bernards, man’s best friend tackles crises with the same selfless devotion usually reserved for canonized saints and fictional heartthrob vampires. … Link.
Urban search-and-rescue (US&R … FEMA US&R canine handlers are mostly civilians, as well as firefighters and police department members. Most of the certified canines are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherd Dogs, Belgian Malinois, Border Collies and … Link.
The only national standards for SAR teams are the FEMA-certification standards for urban disaster work … organizations like the American Rescue Dog Association and the National Association for Searc… Link.
For Ventoux, a 6-year-old Belgian Malinois search … dog’s motivation up. His reward is a few minutes of play, which he loves,” Ms. Chaney says. The pair are members of the K-9 unit of Virginia Task Force 1, part of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue … Link.