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 & Supporters
" Our volunteers are committed to Puerto Rico due to the disaster aftermath from Hurricane Maria."
Thanks to our supporters Intervol, Course of Action Foundation, Legacy Church, Fundacion Stefano, Fundacion ANA PAULINA, Good Samaritan Shipping Ministries and many more that will like to stay unnanimous. We are covering the municipitalities of Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Barceloneta, Manati, Orocovis, Ciales, Florida, Arecibo, Utuado, Adjuntas, Lares, San Sebastian, Las Marias, Anasco, Aguada, Rincon, Aguadilla, Moca, Isabela, Quedradillas, Camuy and Hatillo. Not to mention other municipalities that we share supplies to numerous groups that are volunteering as well.
We have meet so many groups from the Island and the USA here with boots in the ground. Groups such as Levantando el Valle in Anasco, Arecibo se levanta para su gente, Caribbean K9 Divers and SAR, and many more. All the Emergency management departments municipalities and State from the island and first of all the Puerto Rico Police.
In the need of Supplies we are covered, but in the matter of daily expenses such as housing, food, gas and diesel expenses, storage and utilities are getting rediculous!
if you want to help us Boondocks K9 SAR with our expenses feel free to go to our donation page to donate. It will help us to keep moving forward.
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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.