Search and rescue (SAR) dogs are important during rescue operations. Dedicated trainers and handlers train these SAR dogs to detect human scent. Hence, during earthquakes and floods, collapsed building scenario, mass-casualty incidents, and locating missing people, SAR dogs are valuable.

Central 911 has started preparing nine (9) SAR dogs to be deployed when needed. Their handlers are rescue technicians who have extensive experience and training in search and rescue operations

In coordination with the City Veterinarian Office, these dogs have regular check-ups and injections of vaccines. Their handlers are in charge of monitoring their progress and growth as well as their health.

Steadily, these dogs are mastering their obedience and focus as these are crucial skills. Once these SAR dogs complete their training alongside their handlers, they will be ready to respond during emergencies and natural disasters.