Search and Rescue training
Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Dive Rescue volunteers will be assisting California Search and Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) with a training Saturday May 4th and Sunday the 5th 0900-1700 hours at Vets Park.
Susan Hobson with California Search and Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) is coordinating a K9 water training certification with master trainer, Jonni Joyce from South Dakota. The Tehama County Sheriff’s department, California, is sponsoring the event. This will be a very labor intensive class for the eight students participating. The first four classes we will be using divers to help the K-9’s target the odor of a drowned victim. We are using divers to get the K-9s on fresh scent so we may get the drowned victims out of the water sooner. This will reduce cost to the agencies that use us and decrease suffering to the families. Our goal is to be able to give divers a smaller area to dive and better performance of water search K-9s.