K9 Search and Rescue formed in 2018 is made up of volunteers from across all walks of life in Northern Ireland. At present we 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 2 deceased casualties, this part of our job is essential in recovering loved ones to bring them home to their families. In Training- In training we have several dogs across two disciplines. Live Air Scent and Cadaver. Live Air Scent- Luna - Nova - Baxter Cadaver- Rufus - 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 we are not government funded nor do we have a large charitable backing. We are volunteers who need your help in order to help others. All of our work like all emergency services comes at a cost. We are seeking to acquire vital life saving medical equipment, First Aid Training, Water Rescue Training, a purpose finished Van amongst many other running costs. 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 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.