Notes from handlers
MWD Tara guarding Air Force One
MWD Tara and her Navy handler guarding Marine One
K. Jethwa and a United Nations MWD team with their BUDDYbag".
Deputy State Fire Marshal Justin Strahan with the Mississippi State Fire Marshal's Office and Explosives Detection K9 Ringo showing off their new Buddy Bag
On behalf of the McLean County Emergency Management Agency's Search and Rescue Division, we would like to thank everyone who contributed to the donation of the Buddy Bag and special K-9 stretcher. We are extremely grateful to have received these generous gifts. These medical items were something that we were in great need of for our SAR rehabilitation trailer. While we hope that we never have to use it, it gives us much more peace of mind to have these items at the ready in the event of a medical emergency for our K-9 partners. Thank you for such a generous donation.
-Corporal Matt Noar
Pictured are Corporal Matt Noar and K-9 Küster, Sergeant Joan Brehm and K-9 Buzz, and K-9 Handler Melissa Nergard and K-9 Brennan along with the new Buddy Bag and K-9 Oxygen mask.