|There is a break from shopping? Do you want to train? K9 Team members undergo rigorous training and evaluation before being allowed to participate in actual search operations. This includes weekly training year round and annual re-evaluations. All members complete courses in first aid and CPR (human and K9), radio communications, crime scene preservation, incident command, land navigation and lost victim behavior. Team members participate in search and rescue seminars to learn more about the latest in training techniques and equipment. Each dog team that enters the field consists of dog, dog handler and a field support member (navigator). The navigator plays a crucial role on the team. This person helps ensure the dog handler they are in their assigned area (sector), and communicates back to incident command on their current position throughout the entire search. Field support is also required to report any areas that were not covered, and to keep an accurate log of any indications given by the dog if noted by the dog handler. Field support can also help support the dog handler if weather conditions change, such as wind direction or special weather bulletin alerts that may come up. If a victim is located, the navigator must be able to communicate and give a clear and accurate location so the leading agencies can deploy the necessary help or equipment to the scene.|
|CEO & Founder A. B. Smith|
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