There are a number of search dogs under training that are due for assessment to be able to be utilised both within he UK and overseas. The dogs accelerate the search process by locating casualties or by narrowing the search area after which the Search Team are able to use their specialist technical equipment to pinpoint a casualty. The dogs are trained specifically to locate live casualties and for searching in and around water. They are on the register for the Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset and Avon Police (Tri Force) as a search asset. They are also a fundamental part of the IRT, since 1998 they have been deployed to three countries for earthquake search and rescue missions. In 1999 to Turkey and Columbia and Iran in 2003, where they were working around the clock scenting out live casualties. They are in incredibly valuable asset to UK communities.
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 12:50 to 13:20