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ID
8-509-1178
Name
Canine Search Specialist - Land Live
Status
Published
Updated
12/2/2019 4:01:43 PM
Released
11/07/2017
Resource Category
Search and Rescue
Primary Core Capability
Mass Search and Rescue Operations
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Canine Search Specialist - Land Live handles one canine that is trained to search for and detect live humans outside of the urban collapse structure environment, in debris fields, and in areas of varied terrain with limited structures
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Canine Search Team – Land Live
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Canine Search Specialist – Land Live: 1. Handles one canine that is trained to search for and detect live humans outside of the urban collapse structure environment, in debris fields, and in areas of varied terrain with limited structures 2. Requests rescue, evacuation, and recovery resources 3. Performs medical care to include first aid 4. Deploys for up to 14 days, ready to deploy within 24 hours of notification, is self-sustainable for 72 hours upon arrival; handler determines duty cycle of the dog based on assignment, environment, terrain, and other factors affecting detection performance 5. Provides: a. Safety of self and team members b. Basic medical care of self, team members, and survivors c. Simple decontamination of self and team members d. Basic ground support capability for helicopter operations 6. Coordinates with ground vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft for support, transportation, and evacuation 7. Operates in environments with and without infrastructure including those affected by disasters and terrorism; with compromised access to roadways, utilities, and transportation; and limited availability of shelter, food, and water
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS), ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. Training in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens 6. First aid to include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) 7. Canine first aid Completion of an Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)-validated training program that meets or exceeds the recommendations specific to a Canine Search Specialist – Land Live that includes, but is not limited to, the following: Awareness of the following: 1. ASTM International (ASTM) F3072 Standard Guide for Intermediate Wilderness Global Position System (GPS)-Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Use (GPS-GNSS-IIW) Endorsement or equivalent 2. ASTM F2890: Standard Guide for Hazard Awareness for Search and Rescue Personnel or equivalent 3. Crime scene preservation Training in the following: 1. ASTM F2209: Standard Guide for Training of Level I Land Search Team Member or equivalent 2. ASTM F1847: Standard Guide for Demonstrating Minimum Skills of Search and Rescue Dogs and Handlers or equivalent 3. ASTM F1848: Standard Classification for Search and Rescue Dog Crew/Teams or equivalent 4. ASTM F1879: Standard Guide for Demonstrating Obedience and Agility in Search and Rescue Dogs or equivalent
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of canine search and associated hazards 2. Knowledge of the capabilities of canine search 3. Understands canine search procedures during day and night operations Experience: Completion of the Canine Search Specialist – Land Live Position Task Book (PTB) or equivalent documentation
Physical/Medical Fitness1. NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions. 2. Handler determines duty cycle of the dog based on assignment, environment, terrain, and other factors affecting detection performance.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Moderate 2. Meets minimum physical fitness standards, in accordance with the AHJ’s Job Related Physical Ability Test (JRPAT) 3. Maintains AHJ-determined medical fitness suitable for the environment and job requirements 4. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control’s recommended adult immunization schedule for the United States of America 5. Licensed veterinarian performs annual examination on canine to verify canine has no defects or illnesses that would preclude performing during deployments
CurrencyProvider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include a background check completed within past 12 months; sex-offender registry check; and a local, state, and a local, state, and national criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Annual refresher of related SAR skills and abilities, at the AHJ’s determination 2. Operational incident experience or participation in planned event, exercises, drills, or simulations within three years of the AHJ’s approval to serve as a Canine Search Specialist 3. Background checks as applicable law permits or requires
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1American Rescue Dog Association (ARDA) Area Search Certification Evaluation and Night Assessment (2008), field evaluations only or equivalent
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
1072
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Canine Search Team – Land Live
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for NQS, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
American Rescue Dog Association (ARDA), Human Remains Detection Certification Evaluation, 2008
ASTM International (ASTM) F1847: Standard Guide for Demonstrating Minimum Skills of Search and Rescue Dogs and Handlers, 2014
ASTM F1848: Standard Classification for Search and Rescue Dog Crew/Teams, 2014
ASTM F1879: Standard Guide for Demonstrating Obedience and Agility in Search and Rescue Dogs, 2014
ASTM F2209: Standard Guide for Training of Level I Land Search Team Member, 2014
ASTM F2890: Standard Guide for Hazard Awareness for Search and Rescue Personnel, 2012
ASTM F3072: Standard Guide for Intermediate Wilderness GPS-GNSS Use (GPS-GNSS-IIW) Endorsement, 2014
Scientific Working Group on Dog and Orthogonal detector Guidelines (SWGDOG), Approved Guidelines, SC9 Scent Dogs: Searching for Live People in Disaster Environments, 2010
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens, latest edition adopted