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Wilderness SAR (Canine):

  • Canine Specialties – Area Search Live Find; Area Search Scent Discriminating; Scent Discriminating Man Trailer; Land Human Remains Detection (HRD); Water HRD;
  • Minimum age of Canine: 12 months

Canine must be:

  • Certified through an AKC Canine Good Citizen Course; and
  • Certified to the minimum standards of at least one of the following Nationally Accepted Canine Organizations:

National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR); International Police Work Dog Association;  North American Police Work Dog Association; National Search Dog Alliance (NSDA); Alliance for Emergency Response Examiners and Instructors (AERIE); American Rescue Dog Association; Search & Rescue Dogs of the United States;  National Police Bloodhound Association

Wilderness SAR (Handler):

Handler must have completed the following:

  • Hazardous Materials Awareness Level (Minimum)
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Training that meets or exceeds 29 CFR 1910
  • National Incident Command System Courses
    • 100, 200; 700; 800; 809 (Minimum)
    • 300 & 400 (Recommended)
    • Current CPR Certification (Nationally Approved)
    • Current American Red Cross Equivalent Basic First Aid Course or higher medical training
    • Crime Scene Preservation Course
    • SAR Tech II certification or equivalent

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management:
Building 9501 Camp Joseph T. Robinson
North Little Rock, AR 72199
501-683-6700

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