9 SDF Search Teams Achieve FEMA Certification!

Congratulations to the Canine Disaster Search Teams who recently achieved FEMA Certification in California, New York and Tennessee! October and December have been great months for SDF trained Search Teams testing for FEMA Certification and Re-certification. On October 27-28, five SDF-trained Search Teams achieved FEMA Certification for the very first …

SDF-trained Search Teams deploy to help in aftermath of Camp Fire

Two SDF-trained Canine Disaster Search Teams deployed to assist in the wake of the Camp Fire in Northern California. The deadliest fire in California state history, the Camp Fire decimated hundreds of structures across thousands of acres, leaving more than 80 dead and another several hundred still missing. Despite the …

SDF hosted 6 Search Teams for training over the weekend at the NTC

While nearby Malibu and Thousand Oaks faced the Woolsey Fire, SDF remained committed to strengthening disaster response hosting six Search Teams from across the country at the National Training Center (NTC) for a deployment simulation that spanned the entire 125-acre campus on November 10 and 11. Utah Task Force 1 …

5 New Canine Disaster Search Teams join SDF’s roster!

On October 26, 2018, we introduced five new SDF trained Search Dogs to join our nation’s roster of canine heroes. Along with their new First Responder-Handlers, they are now taking their first steps in a career dedicated to serving the nation when disaster strikes.  SDF’s newest Canine Disaster Search Teams …

SDF Search Team deploys to Hurricane Michael, ranked among the top most-powerful hurricanes to hit the US

Just 11 days after returning home from a mission to the Carolinas where they spent nearly 3 weeks aiding those affected by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, SDF-trained search team Marshia Hall & Lilah are deploying again with their FEMA task force in response to Hurricane Michael. The SDF Search …