The Final National Training Before the Summer Break

final national training

The final national training before the summer break took place in Wicklow last weekend. Three dogs were unable to take part due to injuries, so 1 qualified dog, 4 trainee dogs and a trainee trailing dog attended. The weather was very warm on Saturday, so areas were made a bit smaller and there was a […] Read More

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Tramore Promenade Festival Emergency Services Display

Emergency Services Display

Search dog Dexter and handler Gerry Tobin attended the Tramore Promenade Festival over the weekend as part of the festival’s Emergency Services display. Gerry and Dex were manning the SARDA stand (pictured) all day on Saturday; on Sunday, they also did a search demo in front of a large crowd on the beach. Well done […] Read More

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Jamie and Diesel Pass NSARDA Trailing Dog Grading in Wales

NSARDA Trailing Dog Grading

Good news for Jamie and Diesel from National Search & Rescue Dog Association Anglia who passed their NSARDA Trailing Dog Grading in Wales this weekend, and are now operational. Many thanks to assessors Tom Middlemas, Iain Nicholson and Steve Nelson, and to Search and Rescue Dogs Association (Sarda Wales) for hosting the assessment. Read More

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The Emergency Services Show 2015

The Emergency Services Show

Hi, The Emergency Services Show is the only event that welcomes ALL emergency services, including police, fire & rescue, ambulance, search & rescue, voluntary responders, mountain rescue, water rescue, response and recovery – make sure you register today for free entry. Here are just a few of the many reasons to register today for free […] Read More

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Knott End Visit

Sunday 10th May saw  DVSD handler Dave Marsh and Mike Dermody [both members of SARDA Ireland North] travelling to the coast of Lancashire for an informal visit to H M Coastguard Knott End. Alongside Dave and Mike were Sasha and Quincy . The two handlers met with  Officer in Charge Tony Johnson and during the course of the morning OIC […] Read More

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Drones To Help Search And Rescue Dog Team

The Sky News Swipe team joined the National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA) in Kent as they carried out a training exercise using their new drone.

The unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, is fitted with a camera so rescue volunteers can get high quality video footage of an area before they send in search dogs.

You can watch this on YouTube or Sky News if you continue to the full article. Read More

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Wicklow Meeting

DVSD Dog Handler Dave Marsh was invited over to Glengalough, Ireland, on Saturday 25th April, [in the guise of Secretary of National Search and Rescue Dog Association], for what was hoped to be an inaugural meeting between SARDA Ireland North, SARDA Ireland and Irish Search Dogs. Here is Dave’s account of today ; “Everybody knows […] Read More

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SARDA Ireland North Training Day

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North Training day in Co Down, Northern Ireland. See Fern, a drowned victim search dog, and Heidi an air scenting search dog in action.   We recently had yet another successful Training day in Co Down, North Ireland both on land and on the water. Drowned Victim Search Dog, […] Read More

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