Our K-9's are qualified in:
(HRD), or cadaver, K9s are used to locate the remains of deceased victims. Depending on the nature of the search, these K9s may work off-lead (e.g., to search a large area for buried remains) or on-lead (to recover clues from a crime scene). Air scenting and trailing K9s are often cross-trained as cadaver K9s, although the scent the dog detects is clearly of a different nature than that detected for live or recently-deceased subjects. Cadaver K9s can locate entire bodies (including those buried or submerged), decomposed bodies, body fragments (including blood, tissues, hair, and bones), or skeletal remains and the capability of the K9 is dependent upon its training.
Area Search (Air Scent) K9s primarily use airborne human scent to ‘home in’ on subjects, whereas trailing K9s rely on scent deposited by the subject on the ground, buildings, or foliage. Airscenting K9s typically work off-lead, are non-scent discriminating (locate scent from any human as opposed to a specific person), and cover large areas of terrain.
Tracking/Trailing K9s are usually scent discriminating and require an uncontaminated (by other human scent) scent article from the subject, work on-lead to follow the subject’s path, and may use non-human scent (e.g., crushed vegetation, disturbed earth) in following the subject’s movements.
Our Team members are trained to the higest level possible and are capable of providing the following:
Special Event Standby/Rescue Services
Search Management/Incident Operations
Basic and Advanced Life Support/EMS Support
Incident Rehabilitation/Fire scene rehab
HAM Radio Communications