In March, 2014 our K9 team responded over many days to the deadly Highway 530 slide. This video catalogs our response over many days of searching.
At the recent WASAR conference, our Airscent Lead Suzanne Elshult was presented with the SAR Leadership Award! This award is presented to an individual who has shown exemplary leadership skills in Search & Rescue in our State. We are so proud of you and the leadership you bring to our K9 Team!
Congratulations to Angela and Calvin in achieving certified field support status! Our field support are an integral part of our K9 search teams. Certified field support status is achieved via a months-long process of learning and demonstrating navigation, radio communications and K9 support skills. All of this is topped off by passing a written examination.
Congratulations to Handler Trina and K9 Glacier (left) and Handler Laurie and K9 Blu (right) for achieving their wilderness airscent certifications. The process to achieve this takes close to 2 years and involves a great deal of training for both handler and K9. The certification test is done with a 3rd party evaluator.
On a very cold January day, two of our teams showed the “right stuff”!
Congratulations to Handler Steve and K9 Shuksan for achieving their wilderness airscent certification. The process to achieve this takes close to 2 years and involves a great deal of training for both handler and K9. The certification test is done with a 3rd party evaluator.
And congratulations as well to Handler Joe and K9 Nika for their recertification in wilderness airscent. Our recertifications occur every two years, and through this ongoing testing, demonstrates that the team is still mission ready!