Search Technicians are an essential part of a search team. Dog Handlers are never tasked alone and each team typically comprises a dog and handler and one or more Search Technicians. As well as searching, the Search Technicians’ responsibilities also include activities such as communications, first-aid and navigation. If a missing person is found it is the Search Technician’s responsibility to attend to and care for them.
Prospective dog handlers are encouraged to join the team as Search Technicians before beginning training of the dog. This allows them to get a better idea of the commitment required and an understanding of the team and the Search Technician skills and role.
Becoming a Search Technician
Please contact us and we can send you more information and arrange for you to come to one of our training sessions to give you a better idea on who we are and what we do.