Ginny Hull Bell with K9 Storm and K9 Pacer
Essential cornerstone team member Ginny Hull Bell passed stringent FEMA testing to certify K9 Storm as a Type 1 FEMA USAR Disaster Dog, and to recertify with K9 Pace at a newly-established higher Type 1 FEMA level in USAR Human Remains Detection. A tremendous level of training and commitment was required, and we’re all proud of Ginny and her three mission-ready FEMA dogs! (Yes, K9 Mojo, her seasoned pro partner, continues in active service, too!) See newspaper article from Pigeon News Roost
Lisa Hiatt and Saylor
MSSARDA president Lisa Hiatt introduced the newest canine addition to our team: GTR Happy Saylor, a 9-week-old Border Collie, has already been HR-imprinted and is enjoying her puppy kindergarten orientation as she prepares to become a HRD (Human Remains Detection) K9!
SAR K9 Demo and Zoom Style
In another first, MSSARDA presented a SAR K9 demonstration for the Collierville Library in virtual Zoom style, thanks to the support of amazing library video experts who visited a team field training and captured footage of beginner dogs in training and mission-ready certified dogs at work, as well. Kudos to them for their skill and patience in introducing us to this new educational medium without too many stumbles on our part! 🙂
Watch youtube video