USAR Training

USAR Training in Southern California!

The San Bernardino Sheriff Dept. Search Dog Team is pleased to announce it's first USAR Training being held at the Historic George Air Force Base in Adelanto (Victorville) California on Saturday Nov. 7, 2020. Both Live Find and Human Remains Scenarios will be set up in multiple locations throughout the former base.

The Location

The Historic George Air Force Base is located on registries of abandoned places, and features multiple office buildings, base housing (both apartments and neighborhoods of houses), barracks, and supporting clinics and a hospital, all in a ruined environment closely approximating an actual disaster scenario. The two story hospital plus basement is rumored to be haunted, and is a treasure trove of hiding places for dog training. Housing structures are both (somewhat) intact or burned and completely ruined, allowing dogs to train in multiple types of scent conditions.

The Training

SBSD Search Dog Team Members will be supporting the training by coordinating search scenarios and providing subjects to hide. HRD Source will be provided; we are working on additional educational stations. Handlers will be limited to 30 K9/handler participants, with auditor spots available. Lunch will be provided for any participants. 4working stations will be available and teams will be scheduled to rotate through all stations. Teams can choose to do full day in either HRD or Live Find, or split the day into 1/2 HRD and 1/2 Live Find.  Briefing will begin at approximately 0800 and the training will finish at approximately 1700.
Anyone interested in receiving further information about the training is requested to send an email to Julie Purcell in order to be added to the info list and sent an application. You should expect a reply within 24 hours with further information. When emailing, please include the following information:
Your Name
Agency Affiliation
Discipline (Live Find or HRD)
Contact Email
Contact Phone number
Contact Mailing Address