The past three months the teams have been busy working toward Fundamental Skills Assessments.

All teams passed the required element and search requirements and now continue to work toward their re-accreditation status in July, 2018. The FSA was assessed by Luke Edwards from Canidae Development who has expert vision and status to cover all aspects of teams being eligible to continue on and sit for their Operational qualifications.

SARDA has been able to acquire the services of Mr. Steve Buckley and Mr. John Ball both from the United Kingdom, who are qualified K9 Usar Assessors with the IRO (International Rescue Organisation) and also INSARAG (International Search & Rescue Advisory Group).

Steve Buckley delivered a fantastic Usar K9 workshop in November 2017 for all National K9 teams and we look forward to his and John Balls’ expertise.

We welcome new teams in 2018 and wish them all the best in the journey toward Operational status.