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K-9 TEAMS

All Mission-Ready K-9 Teams have met the requirements and been certified through evaluations and testing conducted by the National Association for Search & Rescue (NASAR). Each K-9 handler is certified as a NASAR SAR Tech II before certifying with his/her dog as a mission-ready team in their specialized discipline. We do not self-certify.

MSSARDA has qualified, experienced, mission-ready dogs in each of these specialized areas:

  • Mantrailing: Two certified teams; three teams in training, nearing certification.
  • Wilderness Area Search (Air Scenting): Four certified teams, one team in training, nearing certification
  • Human Remains Detection (Land): Three certified teams, four teams in training
  • Water Recoveryo: Three certified teams; one team in training
  • Evidence Recoveryo: One certified team, one team in training


FLANKERS

All K-9 handlers begin their careers as flankers, learning the trade from a position where they learn to develop and use their own human skills while also learning handler skills from the experienced K-9 teams they support. 


TO REQUEST K-9 ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR EMERGENCY

call Pager # 901-583-7171

For additional information about MSSARDA, contact mssarda.unit@gmail.com


oSince NASAR does not offer certification in these disciplines, Evidence and Water Recovery K-9s are certified through other independent, nationally-recognized organizations or agencies.