Term Search Dogs
Code TH-2300.8000
Definition Individuals and organizations that train and make available to the community, dogs who have been certified for search and rescue work following an earthquake, tornado, avalanche, mudslide, cave-in or other disaster in which people are buried in mud, snow or the debris of collapsed buildings. Some disaster dogs are trained to work in water and are called in to help locate people who have drowned. Others, called cadaver dogs, are trained for search and recovery operations for deceased victims. Search dog teams provide support for search and rescue operations in a variety of environments.
Created 3/7/94
Changed 11/23/05
Use References Cadaver Dogs
Canine Recovery Teams
Canine Search Teams
Canine Urban Search and Rescue Teams
Disaster Dogs
K-9 Search and Rescue Teams
Search and Rescue Dogs
See Also References Police Dog Training (PD-6250.0750-650)
Service Animals (LR-7950)
External Classification Terms Disaster (CAN DI-180)
Disaster Preparedness and Relief (UW 6.2.01.04)
Disaster Services (NPC M02)
Disaster Services (USA DI-180)
Search & Rescue Squads (NTE M23)
Related Concepts Animals
Disaster Services
Emergency and Crisis Services
Facet Service
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