Saturday, January 14, 2006

Search and Rescue

Justin and I are "advocates" in Search and Rescue. That means that were newbies looking to be a member, which takes several months. It took one guy 7 months before he was accepted. It takes so long because it's through the Sheriffs office and you have to go through an oral interview, background test, the whole works that the sheriffs go through. So we went to the regular meeting for the month to see what it was all about (which is every second Tuesday of the month). We also went a couple nights ago to a Swift Water Rescue Awareness class. I will be attending the canine unit meetings (the last Tuesday of every month). There are a lot of different specialty units within the main unit (the people in search and rescue are called "The Unit") meet by themselves to focus on the specific area that they specialize in. I must go to 4 classes without Barkley and then he will come with me and start getting trained. So hopefully I have enough time to get him into an agility course before he starts his specialized training. Justin still hasn't decided what to focus on. The helo team (helicopter) already has all the spots filled so he's thinking about over-the-edge-rescue. More exciting things to come.


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