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 Calvert K-9 Search Team is a Maryland Search and Rescue Team, using highly trained search dogs to find lost and missing people.  Having met all the MD requirements and standards, we were accepted as part of the NRP/MSP led Maryland Search Team Task Force (MSTTF)


 

 

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CK-9's Mission:   As an all volunteer, non-profit organization, we provide fully equipped, nationally certified search dog teams, and search management personnel to find lost or missing people. We are part of the Maryland Search Team Task Force (MSTTF).

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    If you have an Emergency please call 911!

     If you are a Law Enforcement Agency and need CK9 assets, please call: 

    Primary: Ted Carson (Commander)
    410-586-2476 or
    301-943-9221 cell

    Secondary: Kelly Burkhardt (President of Board)
    240-808-0491

     

     

    Joining Info + CK-9 & SAR Facts > CK-9 & SAR Facts (12 entries)

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    • Calvert K-9 Search Team was established in Jan 2008 based in Calvert county as one of Maryland's Search and Rescue Teams. We trained for almost 2 years in all the southern ...
    • 30 hours after declared operational, we received our first actual call out to the Saint Mary's Veterans Home just before midnight the 14th of Nov 2009. We responded with 9 STMs ...
    • This is the record from 2018 to present. CK-9 was called out by NCPP for a 69 YOM missing since 2 Jan in Beltsville MD. Responded at 0800 9 ...
    • Mission: Calvert K-9 Search Team is an all volunteer, not-for-profit organization. We provide fully equipped, highly trained and nationally certified search dog teams, search personnel and search management personnel utilizing the ...
    • There is never any cost to the requesting agency or the missing person or his/her family. Calvert K9 personnel are volunteers working to help the community and the lost persons.
    • The State of Maryland has adopted the standards and requirements defined by the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) for both human and canine searchers. You should become familiar with ...
    • Please contact your local police or the Maryland State Police for assistance in locating a lost person. Calvert K9s may be activated by public safety agencies such as law ...
    • The National Association for Search and Rescue, Inc., (NASAR) is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to advancing professional, literary, and scientific knowledge in fields related to search and rescue. NASAR is ...
    • The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, ...
    • It will take on average 1 ½ to 2 years before you and your dog are certified to perform as a search team in Maryland. (It can be quicker depending on ...
    • The tracking/trailing dog is worked in a harness attached to a 20 - 30 foot lead. Thehandler puts the harness on the dog just as the team (handler and dog) get ...
    • The airscent dog works off lead, ranging back and forth in an area to pick up thehuman scentleft by the subject. Ranging often takes the dog out of sight for several ...