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Does your furry friend have what it takes to be a rescue dog?

The West Australian Does your dog have what is takes to step and help out when disaster strikes? The Department of Fire and Rescue is recruiting dogs and handlers for its urban search and rescue canine unit. Successful animals will be trained to find survivors trapped in collapsed buildings after disasters like earthquakes and cyclones.

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Fewer police sniffer dog searches but most still don’t find drugs

The number of people subjected to sniffer dog searches by NSW police has fallen to a five-year low, new figures reveal, but the proportion where no drugs are found remains stubbornly high. Last year the number of searches conducted after police dogs indicated the presence of drugs fell to 12,893 – the lowest annual figure since 2010 when 14,836 were carried out. Drugs

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SAR Dogs: Rockhampton dog track and search champ

SAR dogs: With targeted training dogs can learn to exclude all the myriad of scents in their environment and focus on just one. They literally do smell dead people through scent training with cadaver scent. Drift, a Weimaraner is a Track and Search Dog with Search Dogs Australia trained to find lost and or dead

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Search and Rescue dog training with the MFB

Search dogs form a vital part of any Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team. The dogs have the ability to detect the scent of deeply entombed persons in a collapsed structure, allowing the USAR team to focus their efforts and affect the rescue. In the clip below, handlers and dogs from all over Australia, including

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Search and rescue dogs get national body

9 News Tails are wagging, thanks to volunteers Luke and Tracy Edwards. Their 1000km walk with their dogs from Victoria to Canberra back in 2012 to raise awareness of the importance of skilled volunteer search and rescue dog teams has reaped benefits. Returning to Canberra on Wednesday, the couple, along with their dog Beathan, will

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Panel to Highlight Future Trends in the Search and Rescue Industry

The Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (SAR) is a one-day event held on the 6th May 2015 at Jupiters Gold Coast. The Conference will feature a Panel Discussion entitled Future Trends in the Search and Rescue Industry, featuring leading industry professionals from well-respected SAR organisations across Australia and New Zealand. Moderator of the Panel:

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Meet the SAR Conference Speakers: Julie Cowan, Founder of Search and Rescue Dogs Australia Inc.

Julie Cowan, Founder of Search and Rescue Dogs Australia Inc (SRDA) will be presenting a Keynote Address at the Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (SAR) on the 6 May 2015 at Jupiters Gold Coast. The conference brings together leading search and rescue practitioners to discuss challenges of preparing, deploying and operating search and rescue. The aim of the

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