Training

Our members (both human and K9) are always pursuing certifications and continuing education to allow us to provide the best possible resource for search and rescue operations.

Our member’s certifications include:

Amigo SAR K9

Amigo SAR K9 search

  • NY Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Basic Wildland Search Course
  • NY DEC Crew Boss
  • PA Department of Conservation of Natural Resources (DCNR) Field Team Member
  • PA DCNR Field Leader
  • NASAR SAR Tech III
  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR
  • HAM Radio
  • FEMA Incident Command
  • FEMA NIMS
  • NY State Federation of Search and Rescue (SAR) Teams Operational K-9
  • NY State Federation of SAR Teams Human Remains Detection K-9 (HRD)
  • NY State Federation of  SAR Teams Water Recovery K-9
  • NY State Federation of SAR Teams Building Search K-9
  • NY State Federation of SAR Teams Snow Burial K-9
  • Eastern Police K-9 Association HRD
  • American Kennel Association (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

In addition to certifications our membership is trained on topics such as:

  • Amigo SAR K9

    Amigo SAR K9 training

    The Incident Command System/ NIMS

  • Wilderness Navigation using a map/compass/GPS
  • Search Techniques
  • Wilderness Survival techniques
  • Mantracking\clue awareness
  • Helicopter operations
  • Missing person behaviors
  • K-9 Behavior
  • Scent Theory
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