Search Dogs Train To Help FEMA In Disaster Zones


(KPNX) More than 30 search and rescue canine teams from across the country are training to assist FEMA in disaster zones.

The dogs and their handlers worked towards their FEMA certification in Phoenix, Arizona over the weekend.

If certified, the teams will be able to help search in tight places and through rubble for survivors.

Approximately 200 teams are certified as urban search and rescue dogs for FEMA in the United States. 

Disaster search dogs and handlers have been deployed to disasters like the World Trade Center, Hurricane Katrina and the most recent hurricanes of Florence and Michael. 

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