MEMBER, CANINE SEARCH TEAM
A Canine Search Team Member is responsible for carrying out the Search Team Manager's strategy for reconnaissance/search activities during incident operations and training. Canine Search Team Members report to the Search Team Manager and must meet all the general requirements for members of CANTF2 found under the general requirements section of the web site.
The duties of the Canine Search Team Member are:
- Responsible for searching collapsed structures, water, debris piles, land and mud slides, and fire areas as assigned—using appropriate search techniques and dog handler skills;
- Responsible for executing and implementing the incident reconnaissance and search plan;
- Responsible for marking and documenting locations of possible finds and, if possible, estimating the status of victims;
- Responsible for cooperating with and assisting other search and rescue resources;
- Accountable for all issued equipment and canine's health care needs;
- Provide situational reports and records;
- Performs additional tasks or duties as assigned.
- Knowledge and understanding of basic construction types, materials and methods;
- Must have the ability to function within a confined space and at heights;
- Must have sufficient skills to develop a written or verbal report on the Canine Search Team's progress or out come;
- Perform additional tasks or duties, as assigned, for the duration of the incident;
- Must be able to deploy by ground or air (fixed and rotary wing).
- Must have a knowledge of handheld GPS
- Official training in Incident Command System (ICS 100, ICS 200 etc..);
- NFPA or equivalent training in any of the following courses:
- Confined Space Rescue
- Rope Rescue
- Swift Water Rescue
- Trench Rescue
- Fire Officer
- Safety Officer
- Critical Incident Stress
- Hazardous Material Training;
- Structural Collapse training at a technician's level, equivalent to NFPA 1006;
- Previous experience in the use of a SCBA/SABA;
- Previous search experience in emergency response or military;
- Previous experience with Technical Search Equipment.