SARDA provides:

SARDA currently has five USAR search dog teams (4 Operational-ready for deployment, 1 at Foundation Skills Assessment standard) and 3 young dogs in training.

We assist Emergency Services

Interoperability with emergency service organisations is our top priority. Our role is to support these organisations. Hence we have strong relationships with Victoria Police Dog Squad and MFB, CFA and SES emergency services. SARDA’s patron is Mr Craig Lapsley PSM, Emergency Services Commissioner for Victoria.

Our Operational Dog Teams were assessed by officers from the Victorian Police Dog Squad who are responsible for the deployment of search dogs.

We regularly undertake practical search and high angle access training with CFA fire service.

Our members undertake the USAR CAT1 Responder, theory and practical training, from qualified Fire Services personnel.

SARDA regularly participates in Emergency Service deployment exercises, expos and community days.

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