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Faithful Friends Partners with Jeff-Craig Fire Department Search Dog Team

K-9 search and rescue teams offer vital assistance in recovery efforts. The Jeff-Craig Fire Department Search Dog Team serves Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky with all types of disaster needs.

Why are Search and Rescue Dogs a Valuable Asset to the Community?

  • A dogs smell is 44 times better than humans.
  • One-eighth of a dogs brain is devoted to scent.
  • Dogs move much faster than Humans.
  • Dogs can go places people can not go.

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Types of Search and Rescue Dogs

Area Search Dogs

Area Search Dogs work off leash using air scenting techniques to find a live person in an area; they work quickly and cover a massive amount of area expeditiously.Because Area Search Dogs cover such a vast amount of land, they are trained with either a bark alert or a Recall/Refind Alert. Recall/Refind alert means that the dog will find the subject, return to the handler, alert the handler of the find, and then relocate the subject. Faithful Friends has access to 160 acres of training space available to support the Jeff-Craig Fire Department Search Dog Team area search practices.

Cadaver and Human Remains Detection (HRD)

Cadaver and HRD Dogs work on or off leash in open wilderness areas, buildings, water, and in diaster debris to find a deceased person in the area. They will only alert on the smell of human remains by locating the deceased subject. A wide variety of alerts are used in cadaver/HRD detection. A bark alert is the most common, but passive alerts and recall/refind alerts can also be used. A bark alert means that the dog will bark upon locating the subject and continue barking until the handler arrives.

Scent Tracking and Trailing

Tracking/Trailing Dogs work on leash to follow footprints or a scent trail. A scent article is used to help the dog determine the person they are to find and the dog will only alert on the person that fits the scent article. Tracking/Trailing Dogs will use either a bark alert or a passive alert. A passive alert means that a dog will sit or lie down without a bark until the handler gets to the dog. Because a tracking/trailing dog works on leash a passive alert can be used.

Meet the Jeff-Craig Fire Department Search Dog Team

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Picture and Profile Coming Soon

Building Search Practice Day - Feb 13, 2016 Borden High School

Jacob

Faithful Friends Student - Search & Rescue Hider