Sheriff’s Search and Rescue K‐9 Urban Search and Rescue Training on Saturday, August 22nd – 9:00 a.m. – Stu Segall Productions – 4705 Ruffin Road, San Diego
If disaster strikes in San Diego County, the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Division is ready.
SAR’s K‐9 and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Units will hold a training exercise to prepare volunteers in finding and safely digging out trapped victims in the rubble after an earthquake, explosion or building collapse and other natural disasters.
Approach the guard at the gate. Follow the signs to the training area.
25 SAR Volunteers and six K‐9s will work at five stations to familiarize themselves with techniques and equipment.
Drills will include:
Jaws of Life ™ and blow torch to free a trapped victim inside a car.
Cribbing and pry bars – using whatever is available to prop up heavy rubble that’s trapping a victim. Chain and rebar cutting exercises, hacksaws and bolt cutters.
Pallet and roof prop cutting with axes and hand saws.
Generator hook up to cope with a power outage following a disaster.
Volunteers will be required to go through all the drills, as well as CPR to be certified for this training.
The Sheriff’s Search and Rescue is an all‐volunteer unit. Together, they perform wilderness and Urban rescues and search for missing persons. Teams are available 24 hours per day to respond to local, state and federal agency requests.
To learn more about SAR or to volunteer, visit www.sdsheriff.net/volunteer.