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Friday, August 31, 2012

Canine Search Wednesday 29th August

There was a search on Wednesday night and the Canine Section was deployed at the request of the WA Police to assist in finding an unwell lady who was missing from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Two of the canine teams were myself (and Karma) and Leonie Briggs and Jemma. We started searching from approx. 8.30 until after midnight. We were joined by a couple of navigators from North Shore SES and searched nearby bushland in Kings Park. The Police helicopter was also out using infrared cameras to locate the missing person.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Albany Training Weekend

4th and 5th August, 2012

The first weekend of August saw the Canine Section travel to Albany to join the Albany SES for a training weekend. Despite rain in the lead up to the weekend, Albany put on ideal weather conditions; sunshine and enough wind for the dogs to work with. The joining of units meant the Canine Section had the 'bodies' to hide in areas of plantation and bush for a variety of searches.

Under the direction of the Canine Section Training Coordinator, Ian Spreckley, members of the Albany SES (at times 2-6 at once) were placed in certain areas for the K9 teams (handlers and dogs) to find.

On Saturday training was conducted from early morning, through to the evening with short breaks for refreshments and meals. Sunday's training included some fun searches at a superb location that featured varying terrain, bush and also swampland.

All agreed highlights of the training weekend was the night training at a local golf course and also the meals that everyone looked forward to in between training exercises. Overall, it was a successful weekend and enjoyed by all involved.

Special thanks to Ian Spreckley, the Albany SES, Glenys Nottle, the WA SES Canine Section and other 'bodies' who gave up their weekend to volunteer. Also many thanks to Andrea who was our photographer and 'body' for the weekend.

Please see the link to the Albany Advertiser article written by Toyah Shakespeare.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Welcome to SES Dogs Western Australia

Welcome to SES Dogs Western Australia

Here is our new Blog site where all WA SES Canine Section members an post their comments, share photos and videos.

Please bear with us while we're working out teething problems. Any problems please let me know.
After our training weekend in Albany, I felt the need for a working blog site for all Canine Section members.

Happy blogging,