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Here is Your www.dbs-SAR.com Newsletter December 12, 2001 E-mail Bulletin


Sponsored by SAR Camp, , SAR professionals serving SAR professionals


  • *Poison Control Number for Dogs
  • *Tracking/Trailing Dog Seminar
  • *Disaster Dog Seminar
  • *www.Wandering.Info
  • *FREE Identify Alzheimer's disease resource kit
  • *New WindChill Chart
  • *SAR Technology Software for terrorism response
  • *NASAR insurance
  • *NASAR Conference dates announced

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    New Toll-free Poison Control Number

    The ASPCA has a new poison control hotline phone number for pets. If you have reason to suspect that your pet may have been exposed to something toxic, either internally or externally, this phone number will connect you with an ASPCA veterinarian specially trained to assist pet owners or other vets.

    This is the only dedicated animal poison control hotline in the world manned by veterinarians, not telephone operators. The number is staffed 24/7. A fee of $45 is collected per case (which may involve many phone calls)

    (888) 4ANI-HELP or (888) 426-4435



    Tracking/Trailing Dog Conference

    Next seminar is TASK Scent Detection Seminar March 18-21st, 2002.

    Primary focus is cadaver scent detection but we will also be covering narcotics and trailing/tracking. Seminar cost is $250.00 for four days rigorous field work and classroom, training manual, log book and seminar tee shirt. Deadline for registration is 12-15-01. 10% discount for early registration prior to 12-1-01. Late fee of $25.00 for registrations after 12-15-01. 20% discount for groups of 3 or more registering together. Instructors are Clyde Watson, Kimberly Watson, Jerry DeHart, and Edwin Grant. All are law enforcement officers and active duty k-9 handlers of cadaver, trailing or narcotics dogs. Low student to instructor ratio. Classes filling fast. email for registration packet to

    deputydog1@digitalpassage.com or call 940-567-5678 or 817-475-9689. All levels of instruction offered from scent imprinting of pups to real world searches with experienced dogs. Water and land cadaver will be offered. Narcotics training will be limited to law enforcement or those affiliated with Dogs Against Drugs due to controlled substances being worked. No pseudo will be used. All actual material for all disciplines.
    • Kim Watson
    • TASK Seminar Coordinator
    • TASK1@yahoogroups.com
    • 629 Depot St.
    • Jacksboro, TX 76458
    • ------------------------------------------------------------------------


      March 8-10, 2002 Dallas, TX


      During the last 5 years, events of man-made and natural disasters have become increasingly more common and frequent. While the Federal Government can quickly respond to these events with the deployment of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams, these highly qualified teams often may not be able to arrive on scene until 12-36 hours after the event. Police, Fire, and SAR K-9 teams can and should be utilized as a first response search team, but it is CRITICAL that these K-9 teams have and constantly develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to quickly and effectively perform these type of search functions.


      The objective of this seminar is to provide and help prepare the first response Police, Fire and SAR K-9 teams with the basic skills, training methodologies, and knowledge necessary to ensure they are able to perform this type of task safely and thoroughly. This seminar will incorporate classroom lectures, hands-on field sessions, and lessons learned from actual deployments. Class numbers will be kept small to ensure that each student receives ample time to work with the Instructors in one-on-one sessions with their K-9 partners.

      For additional information check:




      dbS Productions is pleased to announce a new URL to simplify access to our Alzheimer's disease wandering information. Instead of telling people www.dbs-sar.com/SAR_Research/wandering.htm to get comprehensive information on wandering and its search and rescue implications, now you can simply enter www.wandering.info Finally we too can remember what to tell people when giving lectures. In the future look for even more comprehensive wandering information using this URL.


      FREE IDentify Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Kit

      The IDentify Alzheimer’s Disease (IDAD) Resource Kit includes important information about how to distinguish Alzheimer’s disease warning signs from normal aging, resources for caregivers of loved ones newly diagnosed with this illness, and much more. This free kit is provided by the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) and is sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. It contains some pharmaceutical advertisements but the information provided is excellent and well written.

      Enclosed in this kit is information about Alzheimer’s disease:

    • "Alzheimer’s Disease: What Everyone Should Know" educational video featuring
    • TV Personality Linda Dano
    • "Caregiving: What Everyone Should Know" brochure penned by Linda Dano
    • "IDentify Alzheimer’s Disease Early" educational brochure
    • "Detecting Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease" questionnaire
    • To get your free copy



      New Wind chill chart

      Specifically, the new WCT index will: use wind speed calculated at the average height (5 feet) of the human body's face instead of 33 feet (the standard anemometer height); be based on a human face model; incorporate modern heat transfer theory (heat loss from the body to its surroundings, during cold and breezy/windy days); lower the calm wind threshold to 3 mph; use a consistent standard for skin tissue resistance; and assume the worst case scenario for solar radiation (clear night sky).



      SAR Technology Software

      Dear Emergency Responder,

      The events of September 11th 2001 have left many government agencies, corporations, institutions and SAR teams wondering how to plan their response to a terrorist attack. The ‘Search Manager’ Incident Command Software provides a unique solution to this planning problem by converting static, paper-based pre-plans into dynamic, interactive, operational responses. By using this advanced software a well-designed preplan can be prepared which may, when required, be instantly activated and used to manage a comprehensive and fully-developed operational response. For more information on using the ‘Search Manager ICS software’ for pre-planning and responding to a terrorist attack please visit



      NASAR Insurance Program

      NASAR has started a new program that generated a lot of interest at the last NASAR Conference. Insurance policies are often not well suited to the unique circumstances of a lot of volunteer SAR teams. To help solve this problem, NASAR has endorsed an insurance program put together by VFIS. It is worth a look, by any SAR team.



      NASAR Conference dates and location

      The National Association for Search and Rescue's 30th Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Hilton, Charlotte University Place. This diamond anniversary event promises to be our biggest and best conference ever. Don't miss it! dbS Productions will be presenting a day long pre-conference workshop on Alzheimer's.



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