COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, a component of the Department of Homeland Security, has promoted the use of the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) since 1994. These teams of volunteers are designed to help out when first responders are unable to respond to all the needs of the community.
CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness, and offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training in basic response skills that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks.
We are a CERT Unit in training that will be specialized with trained volunteers working with or without dogs to support emergency personnel to search and rescue victims.
Our CERT team program offers training in basic response skills, such as fire safety and disaster medical operations. With proper CERT training, you can help protect your family, neighbors and co-workers if a disaster strikes.
Our goal is to create and maintain an active Technical Rescue K9 Team and a CERT team specifically trained to assist with land and water searches, as well as natural or man-made disasters in which people may be trapped or missing.
" Our volunteers are committed to their training and
to the training of our dogs."
In 2017 we intend to have them tested for certifications in wilderness, scent discrimination, water, cadaver, and disaster searches.
Therefore we are seeking to certify with organizations with the shared goal of keeping our dogs and handlers up to date on training and required certification.
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We welcome all types of dogs.
Our scheduled Group classes are:
Thursday's 1:00 pm at
Shady Brook Golf & RV Resort
Saturday's at 11:00 am at
Boondocks K9 Headquarter
There's no charge for this group classes but, please reserve your spot and get the information
of location for training
Animal Rescue Division
Even thou we are a Search and Rescue Unit that uses K9’s, Somehow we get calls for rescues of unwanted, abandoned, abused, or stray dogs.
Of course who can say no!
We rescue them and care for them — including training, playing, handling medical issues, and solving behavior problems.
Now! We believe these dogs are suitable for a permanent home.