Arizona Search Dogs is a nonprofit (501c3) organization that trains, certifies, and develops Canine Search Specialist teams to be mobilized with USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) task Forces and to assist state and local jurisdictions in urban and wilderness search and rescue activities. Our teams have been deployed to the World Trade Center, The Winter Olympics in Salt lake City, flooding in Houston,Dallas Fort Worth tornado, New Orleans for hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Ike in the Gulf Coast, and local searches for valley residents.
When people are buried in the rubble of a natural disaster or worse, man's best friend might be their only hope.
As Ryan O'Donnell explains, these incredible dogs need to be certified by FEMA before they can do their life-saving work.
PHOENIX - In the days after 9/11, they answered the call for help -- members of the Phoenix Fire Department's Urban Search and Rescue team.
We talked with one firefighter who, along with his search and rescue dog, made the trip to ground zero.
John Dean and 60 other firefighters headed to NYC after 9/11.
FOX 10's Andrew Hasbun talked to Dean and got an inside look at the training an urban search and rescue team undergoes
This story aired on Fox 10 News website2/23/20011
This story aired on Fox 10 News on 2/23/2011.