The members of K9 SAR Inc's Team train to deal with these and other specialised rescue and recovery situations. Our handlers come from emergency services, mine rescue and the civilian world, but all are trained in ground search, emergency medical response, crime scene preservation, Incident management and other disciplines necessary for the prompt and safe recovery of the missing.
We are a staff of professional volunteers. While unpaid, we train often as a unit, and constantly on our own, to provide those who call on us with highly-trained search teams across the SAR disciplines of area search, disaster response, and human remains recovery.
Our K9's and their handlers undergo training, testing and certified through to the same standards and training methodology used by police, customs and international search and rescue agencies.
We only deploy at the request of police or emergency services, but we are available anytime. And we never charge agencies or the families of the missing for our services.
K9 SAR Inc is a not for profit organisation and registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission. www.acnc.gov.au