Emergency response is a dangerous job. This high visibility K9 prismatic ballistics wear allows moisture from sweat and heat to escape. Retains reflectivity when wet. Light weight, adjustable loop closures prevent snags.
Rugged hard shell hydration pack affords an expandable zipper waterproof sealed pocket for transporting first aid trauma kit, radio gear and DIY life saving instructions. Reflective straps with adjustable non corrosive metal buckle for custom fit.
Trauma gear included: Burn gel, wound sanitizer, cold compress, trauma pad, bandages, blood stopper, etc.
The benefits to K9 recovery gear is that it: improves response time; enables the safety of first responders; augments intel, retrieval, and delivery capabilities; and it protects the Search & Rescue animal from hazards when put at risk in dangerous situations.
Disaster and Emergency Responders At Risk
When a disaster occurs, such as a tornado, building collapse, landslide or earthquake, it may take as long as an hour or more for first responders to arrive.
Law enforcement investigators must search to locate victims of disasters. Victims are often scattered, buried, or concealed.
An additional delay in response time can occur when there is a need to identify an unknown danger (such as an act of bio-terrorism).
The goal is to ensure human safety when entering treacherous or heavily contaminated areas.
Where Search and Rescue Dogs are Used to Find Victims
Search and Rescue dogs may be more easily able to search and locate victims in situations such as:
*CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives)
Delays in Emergency Response - Preparing for Hazardous Materials
CBRNE Hazardous Materials Decontamination
When an area is deemed too dangerous for human first responders to enter, there is a delay in response.
Each contaminated disaster area must be confirmed first. Then backup is called. Then teams are deployed. Then decontamination stations are set-up. After that, once responders are geared appropriately, then can begin the response efforts. This may occur hours later and the lost time can mean the difference between life and death.
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K9 teams are trained in a variety of tasks including: Tracking, Trailing, Patrol Utility, Area Search, Search & Rescue Area Search, Building Search, Explosive Detection, Accelerant Detection, and Cadaver Search.
K9 First Aid Dog The goal in using emergency rescue dogs, is to take advantage of a their specialized senses, size, and weight to find disaster survivors and remains in rubble.
The work of K9 (canine) Emergency Responders is vital, as they may enter contaminated sites ahead of first responders to accomplish important tasks such as:
*Deliver first aid materials and or instructions to survivors
*Retrieve & deliver objects
*Signal detected materials to handlers
*Take video surveillance or audio recordings
*Recover human remains
All this work can take place before responders are ready and able to enter a disaster area. Most notably, it is done without endangering human responders.