Search and Rescue Dogs.

Denice Wethington of New Castle, Ind., gives Brea, her German shepherd search and rescuedog, commands during a training exercise conducted at the Department of Homeland Security Search and Rescue Conference held at the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in central Indiana, June 4Denice Wethington of New Castle, Ind., gives Brea, her German shepherd search and rescuedog, commands  during a training exercise conducted at the Department of Homeland  Security Search and Rescue Conference  held at the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in central Indiana,  June 4

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy I thought this nod to our Search and Rescue Dogs is appropriate.

We were lucky here in coastal Virginia. Just a foot and half of water in the yard/ garage (nothing in the house), some debris, high winds and five hours without power. Last year Hurricane Irene was a lot worse!

Members of Maryland Urban Search and Rescue  Task Force one fly aboard a U.S. Army CH-47 helicopter assigned to the Georgia  Army National Guard from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. to Staten  Island, N.Y. to conduct house-to-house searches, Nov 3, 2012.  Maryland Task Force one is part of the National Searchand Rescue Task  Force recovery effort in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Parker  Gyokeres/Released

Members of Maryland Urban Search and Rescue  Task Force one fly aboard a U.S. Army CH-47 helicopter assigned to the Georgia  Army National Guard from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. to Staten  Island, N.Y. to conduct house-to-house searches, Nov 3, 2012.  Maryland Task Force one is part of the National Searchand Rescue Task  Force recovery effort in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Parker  Gyokeres/Released

Live search dog Jackie rests with her handler  Laura Murdock at an airport in Nassau County, N.Y., after conducting  house-to-house searches. Murdock and Jackie are members of the Maryland Task  Force One urban search and rescue team and are currently based at Joint Base  McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Parker  Gyokeres/Released)

Live search dog Jackie rests with her handler  Laura Murdock at an airport in Nassau County, N.Y., after conducting  house-to-house searches. Murdock and Jackie are members of the Maryland Task  Force One urban search and rescue team and are currently based at Joint Base  McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Parker  Gyokeres/Released)

Dominic Dipietco, a specialist with the Maryland Urban Search andRescue Task Force, pets search dog Jed aboard a U.S. Army CH-47 helicopter assigned to the Georgia Army National Guard on a flight from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. to Staten Island, N.Y. to conduct house-to-house searches, Nov 3, 2012. Maryland Task Force one is part of the National Search and Rescue Task Force recovery effort in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Parker Gyokeres/Released)

Dominic Dipietco, a specialist with the Maryland  Urban Search andRescue Task Force, pets search dog Jed aboard a  U.S. Army CH-47 helicopter assigned to the Georgia Army National Guard on a  flight from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. to Staten Island,  N.Y. to conduct house-to-house searches, Nov 3,  2012.  Maryland Task Force one is part of the  National Search and Rescue Task Force  recovery effort in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Parker  Gyokeres/Released)

Denice Wethington of New Castle, Ind., gives Brea, her German shepherd search and rescuedog, commands during a training exercise conducted at the Department of Homeland Security Search and Rescue Conference held at the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in central Indiana, June 4Brea, a German shepherd search and rescue dog tracks scents from the bow of a  boat on a pond at the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in central  Indiana, June 4 during the Department of Homeland Security’s Search and Rescue  Conference training exercise

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Search andrescue teams arrive at Misawa Air Base to assist  with recovery efforts in northern Japan.  At least twelve rescuedogs, from Fairfax County Urban Searchand Rescue and from Los Angeles Search and Rescue  arrived.  Video shows the plane’s arrival, passengers deplaning, customs agents  briefing the rescue workers, and  the rescue dogs.  This video available in high definition. Produced by Airman 1st Class Jimmy  Moreland. A Soldier with 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division plays  with Recon, a cadaver detection dog,  as she and her handler wait for their turn to search for the remains of a  missing Soldier in western Baghdad. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication  Specialist 2nd Class Kitt Amaritnant

Denice Wethington of New Castle, Ind., gives Brea, her German shepherd search and rescuedog, commands during a training exercise conducted at the Department of Homeland Security Search and Rescue Conference held at the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in central Indiana, June 4A Soldier with 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division plays  with Recon, a cadaver detection dog,  as she and her handler wait for their turn to search for the remains of a  missing Soldier in western Baghdad. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication  Specialist 2nd Class Kitt Amaritnant)

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5 thoughts on “Search and Rescue Dogs.

  1. Karen

    Wow. Those dogs are so well behaved. They just sit/lay there and wait for their handlers. I need to train my dog to do that. :-D

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  2. Claudia

    I didn’t know that the Military was training HRD dogs; are they part of the SSD program? As a former MWD handler, I am now in SAR and working towards certification in Scent, tracking, HRD, USAR, and explosives detection. I also worked down in the Puppy Program in 2009-2010, as a member of the Oregon ANG. I miss my babies, but I have received updates on a few of them, being productive members of Orlando Airport Security, LAPD, and a top explosives detection dog in Afghanistan. YEAH!!!

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    1. Kevin Hanrahan Post author

      Hi Clauda. Those HRD are contracted from AMK9. We had them in Afghanistan as well.

      Sounds like you are doing great in the dog community. There are so many opportunities out there for folks with your skill set.

      It must be like watching your kids grow up. We had a litter a few years ago and we follow them all on Facebook!

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