As a charitable, educational and literary 501(c)3 organization Forest Field K9 Search & Rescue, Inc.'s members are dedicated to provide you with suggested paths to learning. Many individuals who pursue a connection with working dogs begin by reading about the dog's breed, history, specialty and training methods. We welcome you to explore your favorite connections today!
Search and rescue (SAR) is the search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger. The general field of search and rescue includes many specialty sub-fields, typically determined by the type of terrain the search is conducted over. These include mountain rescue; ground search and rescue, including the use of search and rescue dogs; urban search and rescue in cities; combat search and rescue on the battlefield and air-sea rescue over water.
International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) is a UN organization that promotes the exchange of information between national urban search and rescue organizations. The duty to render assistance is covered by
Article 98 of the UNCLOS.
North American Police Work Dog Association
strives to enhance the use of police work dogs by law enforcement agencies through continuing education in the form of local, state, and national workshops, held periodically throughout the year. At the time of organization, it was decided that all Regular Members will be full time or retired law enforcement officers (Federal, Military, State, County, or Municipal) involved with police work dogs. Associate Members would be permitted but with restrictions. Some years later the requirements for Regular Members has been edited to that which is shown below. Associate Members do not have to be law enforcement officers. They must be sponsored each year by a Regular Member and submit a current criminal history check. Additionally, Associate Members do not have any vote in this organization and they may attempt to certify with their dog team only in restricted phases.
January 15, 2019/in News /
National Association of Search and Rescue
The NASAR Board of Directors recently decided to make the popular child safety program Hug-A-Tree free to SAR teams, agencies, and the public. Mike Vorachek, President of the Board said “Making Hug-A-Tree training materials and videos free is consistent with our mission of advocacy for all SAR responders and our preventative SAR goals for the public in general. By making these materials widely available we hope to enable local SAR responders to engage with their communities and to make the broadest preventative SAR impact possible.” You can view and download the
The Ohio Federation of K9
Search Teams, Inc.
is a non-profit corporation made up of dedicated, trained, unpaid professional search teams and individuals located throughout the State of Ohio. One of our goals is to ensure that Ohio law enforcement and emergency agencies have access to qualified search dog teams.
The Ohio Federation of K9 Search Teams does this through holding mock searches, hosting continuing education classes and events, and encouraging communication and professionalism in the K9 search community.
The Ohio Emergency Management Agency:
The Ohio EMA Training and Exercise Section coordinates and conducts the Ohio Emergency Management and Homeland Security Training and Exercise programs. Our audience includes state and local emergency management professionals, first responders, volunteer organizations, private organizations and other partners that are focused on keeping Ohio safe from all hazards, natural or man-made. We also coordinate with other federal and state training providers and are the State Administrative Agency (SAA) point of contact.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety touches millions of Ohioans with a core mission centered on the principles of safety, service and protection. We strive to fulfill our mission by preserving the safety and well-being of all citizens with the most cost-effective and service-oriented methods available.
With its forward-leaning emergency response continuum, the Ohio Department of Public Safety is able to support all its partners through its 24/7 year-round watch office at the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.
Aspects of searching with canines and deploying canine teams necessary
for staff to effectively perform their duties on scene
Distance Traveled by Category of Lost Person Halifax Regional Search & Rescue
Martin Colwell Lions Bay Search & Rescue
Kevin and Robin Kocher
What to do...not do...
Form for organizing info on lost subject
Police & Military
www.napwda.com/ North American Police Work Dog Association
www.clevelandpolicemuseum.org/exhibit.htm Cleveland Police Department
www.vdhaonline.org/ Vietnam dog Handler Association
Memorial Memories of the Dedications to
America’s Forgotten Heroes
www.nasar.org/ National Association for Search and Rescue
www.ohfedk9sar.com/ The Ohio Federation of K9 Search Teams, Inc.
www.sarbc.org/dog1.html Search and Rescue Society of British Columbia
ema.ohio.gov/ The Ohio Emergency Management Agency
Books for Beginning, Young & Young Adult Readers
Dog Breath! The Horrible, Terrible Trouble with Hally Tosis
by Dav Pilkey
Martha Speaks (there are a series of Martha books)
by Susan Meddaugh
Balto and the Great Race
by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
The McDuff Stories
by Rosemary Wells
by James Howe
Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo
Lassie Come Home
by Eric Night
Books for Kids
Crafty Canines; Coyotes, Foxes & Wolves by Phyllis J. Perry
A Dog’s Body by Joanna Cole
The Complete Dog Book for Kids from the American Kennel Club
Your Puppy, Your Dog; A Kid’s Guide to Raising a Happy, Healthy Dog
by Pat Storer
Adopting Pets: How to Choose Your New Best Friend by Bill Gutman
Ceasar: On Deaf Ears
by Loren Spiotta-Dimare
Sammy, the Dog Detective
by Colleen Bare
Police Dogs In Action
by Clarke Newlon
War Dog Heroes
by Jeanette Sanderson
Hugger to the Rescue by
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Search and Rescue Dogs
by Elizabeth Ring
Buddy, the First Seeing Eye Dog
by Eva Moore
The Guide Dog Goes to School
by Elizabeth Simpson Smith
Guide Dogs by Charles and Linda George
Sound Friendships by Elizabeth Yates
Animals Helping with Special Needs
by Claire Oliver
Rosie; A Visiting Dog’s Story
by Stephanie Calmerson
Stickeen: John Muir &
the Brave Little Dog by John Muir
Iditarod Dream by Ted Wood
My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen
Hero Dogs 100 True Stories of Daring Deeds by Peter C. Jones & Lisa McDonald
Shelter Dogs by Peg Kehret
A Dog’s Best Friend; An activity book about what kids can do with their dogs
by Lisa Rosenthal
Books by Beverly Cleary
Books by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor