RSAR Operations Overview
Canine / K9
This group uses canines highly trained in; tracking, trailing, scent as well as trace human remains for recovery. Our K9 team pride themselves as having the most blood hounds than any other search and rescue team in the country.
We have been call upon several times to provide cadaver dogs. The county Coroner's Office called us out this past summer looking for possible remains. Our bloodhound found what they (the CSI team) was looking for in 20 minutes after being deployed.
Each dog lives with its owner, and is trained by the individual handler. It takes approximately 800 hours of training before the dogs become "operational". Our field training imitates real life situations such as wilderness, water, disaster, child, elderly, hikers, hunters, cadaver, etc.
Highly Trained and Ready to Respond
All team members train year round in map and compass, GPS use, communications, first aid, evidence preservation, and search and rescue operations. When called out each member of the team responds to the search area with their equipment, first aid supplies and two-way radios with search coordinators and other team members.
Law Enforcement and Fire Departments across the county have repeatedly requested our services to assist in all manner of searches. Such as: locating downed aircraft, lost hikers, lost or missing children, crime scene / evidence searches and other requests for our services along with disaster situations.
We also assist in FEMA's CERT training classes and exercises in Adams County, our classes are repeatedly told time and time again as one of the best classes of the CERT program.
We responded within 48 hours with two search and rescue teams to New Orleans, Louisiana and were on the ground for over two weeks after Hurricane Katrina. We have also been evolved in several multi agency training exercises here in the Denver metro area and have invited other agencies to our trainings.
We are a non profit organization that prides itself in serving the Community. We receive no outside funding from the county, state or federal. We can only make this work by donations from people like you.