"Maine Search and Rescue Dogs (MESARD) is a non-profit organization
that provides official agencies in the State of Maine and the Northeast
region with trained and certified volunteer search and rescue dog teams
that aid and assist in the recovery of missing persons. To accomplish
this, MESARD teams will strive to maintain high levels of competence,
professionalism, public service and ethics."
Maine Search and Rescue Dogs (MESARD) is a volunteer K9 Search and
Rescue group in Maine that supports search missions conducted by the
Maine Warden Service, State Police, and other law enforcement agencies
across Maine. A MESARD team consists of a K9 handler and a search dog
that have completed extensive training and passed certifications. All
MESARD teams comply with the Maine Association for Search and Rescue
Handler and flanker training includes First Aid/CPR, day and night
land navigation, radio communications, GPS and map and compass,
wilderness survival, crime scene preservation, the Incident Command
System, and ground search techniques.
Search dog certifications are in one or more disciplines: tracking/trailing, wilderness area search, evidence, land and water
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In memory of Sam Kern
September 26, 2020.