SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS
PRESENTATION OF THE WORK
Team of search and rescue (SAR) dog units of Volunteer Fire Department SDH Hejnice was founded in 2000. Members saw the need for field-ready SAR dogs on the rescue missions both in Czech and internationally – after the earthquakes in Turkey and Taiwan, as well as during missing person searches in Austria and Slovakia. For this reason, the training of dogs and rescue teams, as well as testing standards of the Association of Firefighters, are closely focused on the practical skills for the missions.
SAR team of dog and its handler is able of search through various types of terrain, like forests, hayfields, riverbeds, caves, rocks etc. One such team can replace more than ten members of classic grid–and–line search.
The teams of SDH Hejnice are ready to help anytime, day or night. The dogs do not pursuit specifically on individual´s scent, as in tracking or mantrailing, but collect the human scent from the air and the wind and therefore do not need the individual´s scent article. The teams can be employed immediately regardless of the weather. The dogs are trained to indicate every human scent, no matter if it is a child´s, adult´s or senior´s, or if the person is moving or laying on the ground.
Dog handlers are proficient in first aid, GPS navigation, map reading, radio protocol as well as in the ability to abseil with the dog in harness into difficult-to-reach areas.
WE OFFER OUR HELP ANYTIME WITHOUT ANY FINANCIAL REWARD
Work of SAR dog teams SDH Hejnice
Since its start in 2000, SAR dog teams of SDH Hejnice have participated in more than 130 search and rescue field missions. The dogs are qualified by demanding tests by the Association of Firefighters, or certified by Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.
The quality of SDH Hejnice SAR dog teams was also proven by winning Czech championship of search and rescue dogs of Integrated Rescue System and difficult Search Patrol contest in 2013.
Koordinátorka zahraničních misí / Foreign Missions Coordinator SAR Dog Handlers ABMSVF
Ing.Mgr. Karolína Morávková
723 762 803
We co-operate with :
Police of the Czech Republic
Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic
Volunteer Fire Departments of the Czech Republic
THW Torgau (Germany)