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a growing group of dog enthusiasts meet every weekend to train their pets to do just that, in case “the Big One” strikes. “What we want to do is raise disaster awareness,” says Ramon Santiago, Technical Head of the MMDA K9 Search and Rescue Unit. Link.

“To them, they’re playing hide and seek,” said Alice Holmes, the K9 coordinator … opening to rescue the helpless journalist. Atlas, who makes her living teaching scent dogs to find dead bodies, live victims and even bedbugs, says disaster drills like … Link.

In our case we have a small kit in the Chief Editor’s vehicle and one in the car I drive along with all the other various search and rescue equipment … oxygen mask for a K-9, a folding pool for decontamination or cooling off the dogs, and a K-9 stretcher. Link.

K9 teams scrambled … the state’s urban search and rescue team, along with local emergency crews and other first responders. Each year, the base hosts the drill, which is designed to assess the state’s ability to respond to a disaster and work out the … Link.

Rescue dog works at Escambia County Road Prison Escambia County Road Dept. K-9, Britt, waits for the command to begin a routine search of department’s vehicles April 20, 2017. Check out this story on pnj.com: http://on.pnj.com/2pHW3C7 Link.

Yes, it sounds odd, but I was thinking about life lessons learned from my K-9 partner over our last five years together. The weather was outstanding during the drive home. Küster did a great job doing his part at the training and we were already though … Link.

as well as one that helped with search and rescue after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. “The Matthews have been one of the best couples to provide those dogs,” said Wilma Melville, founder of the National Disaster Search Dogs Foundation in California. Link.