"The skills of search and rescue (SAR) dogs can mean the difference between life and death, especially during natural disasters, mass casualty events, and when locating missing people. We are proud to honor the invaluable service of these dogs and their owners through our Search and Rescue Title program."
"Have you ever thought about wanting to become a Search and Rescue (SAR) Dog Handler but were not sure how or where to start? This class is for you! The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), in collaboration with the Search Dog Organization of North America (SDONA) is pleased to offer an informational seminar to presents basic information about SAR Dogs through lectures, demonstrations and practical field exercises. The class encourages active participation and discussion and is especially valuable for those already involved in First Responder activites, such as Fire Fighters or EMTs. Attendance with a dog is welcome, but not required."
"Founded in 1996, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Santa Paula, California. Our mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by rescuing and recruiting dogs and partnering them with firefighters and other first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters."