I was contacted by Connecticut Canine Search and Rescue to cover one of their training exercises.
CCSAR does several training days a year ,this one specifically was for water rescue.
Just as a side note, the CCSAR is a non-proft. They rely on generous people to help support them, visit their website to make a donation!
Gaelan, suited up and ready to head out on the boat.
From left to right: Karen Pardini + Ice, Liz Burne + Gaelan and Marian Beland with Tracer, Ted, ready to push off to Island Beach courtesy of the Greenwich police marine division.
Ted is all geared up.
Headed out to Island beach to begin training. When i say these dog LOVE to work, I mean it literally.
Ice gets ready to unload and begin training.
Tom from the Greenwich police department runs over last minute logistics with the Soundbeach Volunteer Fire Department.
Prepping the dummy for one of the search exercises. The dummy will be dropped off shore and submerged containing the human scent. The dogs will be responsible for heading out on a zodiac and finding it.
Bree Berner looks for a signal from Sapphire, a curly coated retriever that she has found the training dummy.
Scott, the Chief over at Soundbeach helps navigate the Zodiac.
Clancy, a 4 year old black lab is all business
Clancy circles a diver who is 15 feet underwater who acts like a victim for the training session. Clancy will actual figure eight over the spot where he believes a person is.
Niamh Coleman rewards Clancy after a job well done!
Scott Ruskay and Rommel comb the beach while working on an additional training exercise.
Read the Greenwich police department press release here.
If you would like to help support CCSAR, check out their website here