2021 K9 Training Trailing, HRD & Area Search Seminar


Bay County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue will be holding our annual K9 Training seminar Feb 25– Feb 28, 2021.

ABOUT THIS EVENT:

Classes for Trailing, Human Remains Detection & Area Search

IMPORTANT: This seminar is designed for started/established teams. Attendees should have some experience with SAR and have done some foundation work with their dogs.

SCHDEDULED CLASSES:

  • HRD LAND Instructors: Jan Scofield, Greg Cole, Fred Mendiola, Heather Suedkamp and Heidy Drawdy
  • HRD WATER Instructor: Lisa Higgins
  • Area Search Instructors: Sharon E. Sansom and Mike Rhodes
  • Trailing Instructors – Jason Klingensmith and Morgan Weller

*** REGISTRATION CLOSED: Feb 12, 2021

*** COVID-19 NOTICE
It is the responsibility of every attendee to take proper precautions (distancing, masks, etc.) in light of the COVID-19 threat. Individuals with a compromised immune system SHOULD NOT attend this seminar. BCSOSAR reserves the right to cancel this event if it is determined that COVID-19 activity has increased to the extent that an unreasonable threat will be posed to attendees, instructors and assistants. BCSOSAR further reserves the right to deny participation to any attendee showing signs of possible COVID-19 infection.
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SEMINAR NEWS AND UPDATES:

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2021 K9 Seminar: 3/2/2021

Thank you for attending our 2021 SAR K9 Training Seminar.

We had a great group of instructors and I hope the seminar met or exceeded your expectations and added to your skill set in meeting future SAR taskings.   We are already planning for our 2022 seminar and an important part of that is to get feedback on how we did this year.   Your feedback helps us determine areas that may need improvement along with retaining features/items that were positive aspects of the seminar.

Below is a link to a quick online survey form.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could take a few minutes to complete it:

   –>    FEEDBACK FORM

Please note that I read every submission.   Past feedback has been a big part in how our seminars have taken shape each year.

Again, thank you for attending and hope to see you next year.

Sincerely,

W.T. Hyde
BCSO/SAR, Lt

2021 K9 Seminar Update: 2/19/21

VERY IMPORTANT!:  Please make sure that the contact phone number we have is working AND allows for voicemail so that a message can be left.  During past seminars we have attempted to contact attendees only to have the phone answered with a message that the voice mailbox is full.

2021 K9 Seminar Update: 2/18/21

ATTENDEE UPDATE 2 newsletter was sent out to all attendees on 2/18/2021

CLICK HERE to read it online

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ATTENDEE UPDATE 1 newsletter was sent out to all attendees on 2/15/2021

CLICK HERE to read it online

2021 K9 Seminar Update: 2/9/21

** As a reminder, all registrations will close on Feb 12, 2021. **

The following seminar classes are now full and closed for registration:

  • Class: HRD WATER – Higgins
  • Class: HRD LAND – Scofield/Drawdy/Arrington
  • Class : HRD LAND – Cole/Suedkamp

As of this posting the following are still open:

Class: HRD LAND – Mendiola 1 SLOT LEFT
Class: Area Search (Live Find) – Sansom/Rhodes 3 SLOTS LEFT
Class: Tracking & Trailing – Klingensmith/Weller 1 SLOTS LEFT

For those that are paying by check, your check will need to be received by that date. NOTE: NOT POSTMARKED – we need to have it in our possession by Feb 12, 2021. If not received by that date, your class registration will be cancelled.

2021 K9 Seminar Update: 12/20/20

The following seminar classes are now full and closed for registration:

  • Class: HRD LAND – Mendiola
  • Class: HRD WATER – Higgins

As of this posting the following are still open:

Class: HRD LAND – Scofield/Drawdy/Arrington 1 SLOT LEFT
Class : HRD LAND – Cole/Suedkamp 4 SLOTS LEFT
Class: Area Search (Live Find) – Sansom/Rhodes 6 SLOTS LEFT
Class: Tracking & Trailing – Klingensmith/Weller 3 SLOTS LEFT

As a reminder, all registrations will close on Feb 12, 2021.   For those that are paying by check, your check will need to be received by that date.  NOTE:  NOT POSTMARKED – we need to have it in our possession by Feb 12, 2021.   If not received by that date, your class registration will be cancelled.

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