‘GO DELTA!’ | Watch K9 Search & Rescue NI dog shows her lifesaving skills
𝗚𝗢 𝗗𝗘𝗟𝗧𝗔! 🐾 🆘
At only ten months old, Delta is set to be a vital part of the K9 Search & Rescue NI team, and sure to be lifesaver.
K9 Search and Rescue, formed in 2018, is made up of volunteers from across all walks of life in Northern Ireland. At present the group have a NASDU Level 3 Air Scent Search Dog - Max. Max, in the short space of time we have been operational, has helped locate a casualty before his Handler Ryan handed the casualty over to the care of HMCG and NIAS.
Max also helped locate two deceased casualties - this part of our job is essential in recovering loved ones to bring them home to their families.
In training K9 have several dogs across two disciplines: Live Air Scent and Cadaver. Live Air Scent - (Luna, Nova, and Baxter), and Cadaver - (Rufus, and Buddy). Live Air Scent works on a dog being trained to scent the gases a body releases while the casualty is still alive. Cadaver works on a dog being trained to scent the gases in which a decomposing body emits.
In the world we live in unfortunately these dogs are vital members of our emergency services. These dogs are (when certified) taskable 24/7, 365 days a year.
Unfortunately unlike many other rescue organisations K9 are not government funded nor do they have a large charitable backing. The group is volunteer-led and they need your help in order to help others.
All of K9’s work, like all emergency services, comes at a cost. Right now K9 are seeking to acquire vital life saving medical equipment, First Aid Training, Water Rescue Training, a purpose finished van amongst many other running costs.
A spokesperson commented: “We are voluntarily readily available to help bring a loved one back home. We can’t do it without you. If you are a business or community group looking to sponsor the team, please get in touch. We will bring some of our 4 legged heroes over to meet your organisation! Please give what you can and help us help the community. Stay safe.”
To support the K9 team, please click the link below.
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