U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Resource: Canine Search and Rescue Team – Land Cadaver Air Scent
Category: Search and Rescue, Other
Kind: Team
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
(Metric)
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other

Dog Team:
1 Dog
1 Handler
1 Support Person

Search Capabilities

Capable of locating less than 15 grams of human remains during disaster ops; Capable of self-sustaining for 24 hours

Capable of locating deceased persons (greater than 15 grams) in disaster ops; Capable of self-sustaining for 24 hours

Capable of locating less than 15 grams of human remains buried, hanging, ground level, or in vehicles, nondisaster

Capable of locating less than 15 grams of human remains buried, hanging, ground level, nondisaster

Capable of locating deceased persons (greater than 15 grams) buried, hanging, ground level, nondisaster
Knowledge and Equipment for Land Cadaver Search Dog Teams  

Training and equipment for biohazard environment, including OSHA guidelines, scene preservation, documentation, collection, chain of custody, and scene security; First Aid for both human and dog, personal/ dog safety, and radio communications; Disaster ops training and capabilities

Training and equipment for biohazard environment, including OSHA guidelines, scene preservation, documentation, collection, chain of custody, and scene security; First Aid for both human and dog, personal/ dog safety, and radio communications; Disaster ops training and capabilities

Training and equipment for biohazard environment, including OSHA guidelines, scene preservation, documentation, collection, chain of custody, and scene security; First Aid for both human and dog, personal/ dog safety, and radio communications

Training and equipment for biohazard environment, including OSHA guidelines, scene preservation, documentation, collection, chain of custody, and scene security; First Aid for both human and dog, personal/ dog safety, and radio communications

Training and equipment for biohazard environment, including OSHA guidelines, scene preservation, documentation, collection, chain of custody, and scene security; First Aid for both human and dog, personal/ dog safety, and radio communications

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National Mutual Aid & Resource Management Initiative
Search and Rescue