In order to be operational, all of our members receive training in map and compass, GPS, computer mapping programs, scent theory, missing person behavior, search strategy, incident command, crime scene preservation, report writing, CPR, first aid and many other search and rescue-related topics. Members must be NIMS-compliant, having completed ICS- 100, 200, 700, and 800. SARTech III or II certification through NASAR (National Assoc. for Search and Rescue) is highly recommended.
Volunteering with a K9 search and rescue unit is so much more than just the K9 component. Thinking about becoming a SAR K9 Handler? See the link and information below.