Gage has been a search and rescue dog since he was six-months old. He spent a year in Iraq helping to search for and bring home missing soldiers. He is trained as a Search and Recovery K9, Disaster Dog, Level I Area SAR dog, and HRD land and water recovery K9. Link.
Gould is a handler for one of the team’s four search K9s. His dog, Kura, is a nine year-old Yellow Lab who was received from an animal rescue and was trained by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. The two discuss the role of search dogs in USAR … Link.
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.
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.
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.