USAR Search Dogs in the Media and Links to Related Sites

Here are some links to other sites you might find helpful and/or useful.

New Zealand

NZ Land SAR

International

Search and Rescue Dogs Australia

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

FEMA Canine Working Group

 

NZ USAR Search Dog Association

MEET THE TEAMS

The Teams are split between 3 regions of New Zealand - Northern, Central and Southern. Read about our current and past handlers and search dogs.

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NZ USAR Search Dog Association

TRAINING A USAR SEARCH DOG

USAR Search Dog handlers in New Zealand are all volunteers. They come from all sorts of backgrounds, from firefighters to computer programmers. What they share is basic fitness, the ability to work in a team, the desire to serve the wider community and a dedication to the development of USAR Search Dogs.

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USAR SEARCH DOG DEPLOYMENTS

On Feburary 22 at 12:51pm a large earthquake struck close to Christchurch. The faultline that caused this quake was previously unknown and located under the picturesque Port Hills which overlook Christchurch. The two sides of the fault moved past each other about 1.5M and have caused approx 40cm height increase in the hills.

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