To date, trained rescue dogs have been incomparable disaster workers as their strong sense of smell helps them locate people buried by avalanches or earthquakes. However, similar to all other living beings, even dogs have to take breaks once in a while. Link.
Among the personnel from federal agencies as varied as the Department of Health and Human Services and the Coast Guard were numerous Urban Search and Rescue … dogs [as] locating tools,” says Scott Mateyaschuk of the New York Police Department’s K9 … Link.
Researchers from the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) said in a statement on Wednesday that they have developed a very cheap kind of electronic rescue dog. “Trained rescue dogs are still the best disaster … for search and rescue work. Link.
“There were approximately 15 FEMA-certified search and rescue teams at that time,” she … It is difficult to count the total number of people — or K-9 rescuers — who owe their lives to the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. But just about all … Link.
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.
This was the first year the search and rescue organization presented its Disaster Robotics Award … It can slither into small spaces where dogs and humans can’t and use its camera to search for survivors. “Making robots work is hard,” Choset said. Link.
Michalak and her 2-year-old search dog, a Malinois, had just found Nikki Gammans, who had pretended to be lost during a training session with New England K-9 Search and Rescue, a volunteer organization that has worked with law enforcement in New Hampshire … Link.