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.

Members of the International Urban Search and Rescue … a Firefighter Paramedic and K9 Handler with Virginia Task Force 1, who brought his dog Angus, gave the presentation along with Capt. Alex Obert of the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department, on … Link.

When a hurricane, tornado or earthquake hits, a train derails or a building crumbles, some of the first responders on-site are canine-human rescue units — many trained by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF). In August 2017, 15 SDF teams … Link.