Sites, Books, Equipment, etc
a short story about Laura Totis in the Washington Post
how to become a human-SAR team
our purpose is:
-To provide continuing training and education for the dogs; their handlers and support personnel;
-to improve and develop capabilities to ensure competent and capable search teams and operations.
-To promote greater appreciation of SAR resources.
-To provide, as a benefit to the public, only upon request of any official agency, dog and handler teams trained for search and rescue (SAR) of persons lost, trapped, incapacitated or drowned, day or night, under any and all conditions where dogs can efficiently operate.
National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW)
scent recognition events across the country
another aspect of NACSW
map and compass classes
two styles of hydra-pack backpacks in blaze orange, plus lots of other SAR gear for humans and dogs
order a cd of the National Fire Danger Rating System Reference Material
custom-made biothane (plether) trailing and tracking lines; they said (Oct '11) that they will be making harnesses soon
vest with many pockets for compass, gps, map, radio, etc. and big enough to fit over a winter coat
help with finding lost pets, finding trained/certified Missing Animal Rescue technicians, case studies, and how to become an MAR technician
The founder of the Missing Pet Partnership, Kat Albrecht, gives a short on-line course in finding lost pets