A Push Back The Stacks Event
May 3 At 2PM
Maine Search and Rescue Dogs
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 standards.
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 cadaver search