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NC K9 Emergency Response Team 2020 Human Remains Detection Seminar (HRD)

http://www.nccert.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/HRD-Flyer-2020-1.docHosted by:

North Carolina Canine Emergency Response Team, Inc

in conjunction with:

Wilson County Emergency Management

April 23 – 26, 2020

Cost: $325.00 Per Team
(Handler and Canine)
COST: $150.00 per extra K9
$175.00 per Observer (NO K9)

 Register Early – Space is Limited

Hotel Registration required prior to April 10, 2020

Seminar limited to 30 Teams

Instructors:
Mike Baker
Chris Wood
Kathryn Gordon
Dean Frisbie
Greg Strickland

Hotel Information:
Country Inn & Suites
4910 Haynes Pl.
Wilson, NC 27896
$84.00 Per Night  (plus tax)
Phone: 252-281-5501 (Mention NC K9 ERT for this price)

For Further Information Contact:
Chief Mac Morgan
mmorgan@k9ert.org
Phone: 919-796-2218

HRD Flyer 2020

Download Registration Form Here

NC K9 ERT Handlers Update their K9 Certifications!

K9 Handlers with NC K9 ERT completed certification today with 6 handlers. For some, this was their first test, while others re-certified. Each team passed NASAR HRD TYPE III Land. Congratulations to all of these special K9 teams!

From left to right:

Gordon Deno, Susan Keenan, Marie Dotson, Melisa Semenov, Carol Satsky, Mac Morgan.

NC K9 Emergency Response Team 2019 Human Remains Detection Seminar (HRD)

NCK9ERT 9th ANNUAL HUMAN REMAINS DETECTION SEMINAR
(Land or Water)
April 25 – 28, 2019

Click here for application

Hosted by:
NC K9 Emergency Response Team

Supported by:
Wilson Co. Emergency Management

Location 
Wilson, NC

Registration Fee:
Cost: $325.00 Per Team (Handler and Canine)
Cost: $150.00 per extra K9
$175.00 per observer (no K9)

Includes:
Box Lunch-Thursday through Sunday
Dinner-Saturday night

Deposit:
Deposit of $150.00 MUST be included with your registration form.
This will be non-refundable except under extenuating circumstances

Deposit MUST BE RECEIVED no later than April 11, 2019.

Register Early – Space is Limited

Registration

Contact:
NCK9ERT, Inc.
919-796-2218
mmorgan@k9ert.org

Lodging:
Country Inn & Suites
4910 Hayes Place
Wilson, NC 27896
Phone 252-281-5501

Hotel Rates:
$84.00.00 per night (plus tax includes dog fee)

To get this rate you must tell them you are attending the NC K9 HRD Seminar,  and you must register by: April 11, 2019.

For additional information please contact:
Mac Morgan
919-796-2218
mmorgan@k9ert.org

Land Instructors Bio’s

Water Instructors Bio’s

Chatham County News Article on NC K9 E.R.T.

North Carolina K9 Emergency Response Team
by Valerie Broadway

This column was in the works before Hurricane Florence existed, but she is just the kind of disaster that could call for the work of the North Carolina K9 Emergency Response Team (NCK9ERT).

I interviewed Melisa Semenov, a Chatham resident who has been involved with NCK9ERT for 15 years. (See the full story by following the link below)

Chatham County News

NCK9ERT – 2018 Human Remains Detection Seminar

8th ANNUAL HUMAN REMAINS DETECTION SEMINAR
April 19-22, 2018

Hosted by: NC K9 Emergency Response Team

Supported by: Wilson Co. Emergency Management
Location: Wilson, NC

Registration Fee:
Cost: $325.00 Per Team (Handler and Canine)
Cost: $150.00 per extra K9
$165.00 per observer (no K9)

Deposit of $150.00 MUST be included with your registration form.
Deposit MUST BE RECEIVED no later than April 1, 2018, to receive the above listed rates,
after the above date:
Cost: $350.00 Per Team (Handler and Canine)
Cost: $175.00 per extra K9
$175.00 per observer (no K9)

Register Early – Space is Limited to 30 Teams

Contact:
NC K9 E.R.T., Inc.
919-796-2218
hrd2018@k9ert.org

Description: Actual fieldwork will be the emphasis for this seminar including, wilderness, urban, buildings (Large and Small), vehicles and scenario based training.

Lodging:
Candlewood Suites
2915 Independence Dr.
Wilson, NC 27896
Ph. 252-291-9494
Rates: $59.00 per night (plus tax)(this includes pet fee)
To get this rate you MUST tell them you are attending the NC K9 E.R.T, Seminar you MUST also register by: April 1, 2018.

If you need additional information please contact:
Mac Morgan 919-796-2218
mmorgan@k9ert.org

The below link will give you additional information and registration form:

8th ANNUAL 2018 HRD Flyer

2018 Application Form

Instructor Information for our 2018 HRD Seminar are as follows:

Chris Wood – Cpl. Wood has been with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in Jan. 2003 as a Corrections Deputy. He was a Field Training Officer (FTO) and promoted to Corporal in Sep. 2005. Chris has been a Bloodhound Handler from 2003 and a Cadaver K9 Handler since 2005. Cpl. Wood has received several awards for service with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for Cadaver K9 calls for service. Chris is a FBI cadaver resource for the State of Florida, a member of NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) Team ADAM and FDLE CART, Orlando Region. He is an NCMEC/FBI cadaver Instructor and also holds an FDLE Instructor certification.

Cynthia Avery – has over 23 years in law enforcement, and is a retired Detective from the Ann Arbor Police Department in Michigan and holds a BA in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. She has training and experience in search management and is a national instructor in the field of safety service background investigations; teaching law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. She brings her skills of homicide investigation, the investigation of violent death, evidence preservation, crime scene training, search and rescue report writing and courtroom testimony to her search and rescue instruction.

Cynthia was first introduced to the K9 Search and Rescue in 2006. She now contributes her time as an Air Scent and Human Remains Detection K9 Instructor. She has certified in Illinois Search and Rescue Council of Search Management and Technical Search Planning, holds a NASAR SAR Tech II certification and is a member of Michigan Search and Rescue, and the Klaas-Kids Foundation. She is on the deployment roster for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and a K-9 resource for the Missouri mutual aid disaster response. Cynthia holds K-9 certifications with the Network of Canine Detection Services, the North American Police Working Dogs Association, the International Police Working Dog Association and Country Class Canines in the disciplines of SAR Area Search, Air Scent, Advanced and Crime Scene Human Remains Detection, and Article Search.

She has instructed in the states of Michigan, Indiana and Florida.  She has conducted presentations throughout the State of Michigan, Indiana, Manatee County Search and Rescue, Southwest Florida K9 Search Unit and National Network of Canine Detection Services.

Jeanne Frost – is a retired Patrol/K9 Lieutenant from Wisconsin and former US Marine. She served 20 years as, a police officer, and spent 15 years as a patrol/narcotics K9 handler, with 2 different K9 partners.  Jeanne has been a trainer and teacher of “all things K9” for more than 25 years and continues to teach and train law enforcement, search and rescue, and disaster dog teams in many disciplines.

Jeanne is a Canine Search Specialist for IL TF 1 with K9 Trixie, a human remains detection dog. She also served as President and is a retired K9 Handler for People and Paws Search and Rescue in Milwaukee, WI. Jeanne and K9 Trixie continue to work on criminal cases for law enforcement and human remains/forensic evidence recovery on a regular basis.  She is considered a subject matter expert for human remains detection dogs, patrol dogs and narcotics K9’s. Jeanne is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Mount Senario College in Wisconsin with degrees in criminal justice, public administration and is a Certified Public Manager.

Dean Frisbie – Retired New York State Law Enforcement Officer K-9 Trainer/Handler. (31 Years of Service). Conducting K-9 Consulting for Federal, State, and Local Municipalities.

Deputy Sheriff – Chemung County Sheriff’s Office, Elmira, NY. K9 Explosive Detection K9 Trainer/Handler. NYS Certified K9 Trainer and Examiner in Explosive Detection, Narcotics Detection, Cadaver, Scent Detection, Tracking, K9 Patrol / Regional Trainer in the Southern Tier (Finger lakes) and Western New York. Handled two patrol and narcotic detection K9’s, one explosive detection K9. Criminal Investigator, 2000-2006

National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA) Certifying Examiner/Official in the areas of Cadaver, Explosives, Narcotics, Tracking and Patrol Services.

NYS Certified Municipal Police K-9 School for Explosive Detection, Narcotics Detection, Scent Detection, Tracking, K9 Patrol. NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services Certified K9 Trainer and Examiner in Explosive Detection, Narcotics Detection, Scent Detection, Tracking, K9 Patrol

NYS Certified General Topics Instructor, Critical Incident Stress Management Instructor

Barricaded/Hostage and Tactical Response / Long Range Weapon Specialist

Gregory Strickland – Gregory has worked in law enforcement as a sworn police officer since 1993. During this time, he has held positions in; Road Patrol, Traffic Homicide Unit, Motor Unit, DUI Task Force, Community Policing Unit, K-9 Unit (narcotics detection and search and rescue/recovery) and Detective assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He has been deployed to hurricanes, plain crashes, Haiti earthquake and other state and local searches as a canine search specialist.

Gregory is a member of Florida Task Force 1 as a FEMA Canine Search Specialist. He is partnered with his FEMA certified live search canine, Indy, and his Human Remains Detection (HRD) canine, May.

Gregory is currently a Canine Instructor, Evaluator (Live/HRD) and Mentor with FEMA, a Master Trainer with North American Police Working Dog Association (NAPWDA) Cadaver, an Elevator with National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association (NESDCA).

Mac Morgan – Mac has been active in dog training since 1979, a retired police K9 Handler, Master Trainer for Sanford Police Department. Mac began training – handling Search & Rescue Canines in 1992. He served as President and director of training for the Mid-Atlantic Working Dog Association, President and Vice-President of the NC Search and Rescue Advisory Council; currently Chief of NC K9 E.R.T. (NC K9 Emergency Response Team, Inc.); Mac and his K9s have worked with Law Enforcement Agencies across NC, SC and has been deployed across the southeastern US. Mac is a lead instructor, evaluator and certifier for the National Association for Search & Rescue for both people and canines and has instructed at numerous community colleges and various search and rescue seminars throughout the southeastern US.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Human Remains Detection Seminar

7th ANNUAL HUMAN REMAINS DETECTION SEMINAR
April 20, 21, 22, 23, 2017

Hosted by: NC K9 Emergency Response Team

Supported by: Wilson Co. Emergency Management
Location: Wilson, NC

Registration Fee:
Cost: $300.00 Per Team (Handler and Canine)
Cost: $125.00 per extra K9
$150.00 per observer (no K9)

Deposit: Deposit of $150.00 MUST be included with your registration form.
Deposit MUST BE RECEIVED no later than April 1, 2017, to receive the above listed rates,
after the above date:
Cost: $300.00 Per Team (Handler and Canine)
Cost: $150.00 per extra
K9 $175.00 per observer (no K9)

Register Early – Space is Limited to 30 Teams Contact:

NC K9 E.R.T., Inc.
919-796-2218
hrd@k9ert.org

Description: Actual fieldwork will be the emphasis for this seminar including, wilderness, urban, buildings, vehicles and scenario based training.

Lodging:
Candlewood Suites
2915 Independence Dr.
Wilson, NC 27896
Ph. 252-291-9494
Rates: $69.00 per night (plus tax)(this includes pet fee)
To get this rate you MUST tell them you are attending the NC K9 E.R.T, Seminar you MUST also register by: April 1, 2015.

If you need additional information please contact:
Mac Morgan 919-796-2218
mmorgan@k9ert.org

The below link will give you additional information and registration form

flyer-2017

SARX 2016 15th ANNUAL SEARCH EXERCISE

SARX 2016
15th ANNUAL SEARCH EXERCISE

Dates:  November 11, 12, 13, 2016
Supported & Hosted by:

NC K9 Emergency Response Team, Inc.

Schedule:
Friday             11/11
1800- 0600  1st Operational Period

Saturday       11/12
0600- 1800  2nd Operational Period
1800- 0600  3rd Operational Period

Sunday          11/13
0600- 1400  4th Operational Period
1400- 1500  Exercise Critique
1500- Until   Demobilization

Sign In Location:                            

Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus
1919 Turnersburg Highway
Statesville, NC 28625

SMOKE FREE CABINS

 Registration Fee:                $75.00

Includes: Group Heated Cabins

Meals (FRI. Dinner, SAT. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, SUN. Breakfast, Lunch)

Pre-registration highly recommend:

Info Contact: Mac Morgan                                                         Brent Haynes                                      919-796-2218                                                                                      704-903-8080

mmorgan@k9ert.org                                                                      bhaynes@nccert.org   

Description

SARX 2016 will be a full scale, wilderness search and rescue mission, designed to offer operational experience in the challenging and diverse terrain found throughout eastern North Carolina. It will give search teams the opportunity to practice and improve their skills in: man-tracking, ground search, K-9s in their respective disciplines, mounted teams, communications, and support. SARX 2016 will be managed by following the NIMS system. You will have the opportunity to observe or participate in any position or job. All types of resources are welcome and will be deployed in the search exercise if applicable.

Registration and Description Forms Below:

Description Document Download

Registration Document Download

NC K9 E.R.T Handler Receives Bloodhound K9 Donation!

The North Carolina K9 Emergency Response Team is excited to announce our newest member.   Meet “Faith”,  a four month old bloodhound puppy who was recently donated to K9 handler Teresa Cummings of Harmony, NC by the Jimmy Ryce Foundation.

The Jimmy Ryce Center for Victims of Predatory Abduction is an organization founded by Don and Claudine Ryce upon the abduction and murder of their 9 year old son, Jimmy. Jimmy was abducted when he got off his school bus on September 11, 1995 and later murdered. His dismembered body was found encased in concrete three months later. Jimmy’s parents, Don and Claudine, vowed that their son’s death would not be meaningless and they put aside their pain and worked tirelessly to prevent a similar tragedy from happening to another child. The Jimmy Ryce Center for Victims of Predatory Abduction was born from this tragedy and one of their strongest charges was to raise funds to obtain bloodhounds for law enforcement.

The Ryces have always stated that if a bloodhound was available that fateful day, it’s possible that Jimmy could have been found. In the past 20 years, The Jimmy Ryce Center has donated more than 500 bloodhounds to law enforcement agencies. All donations to the Jimmy Ryce Center allow for properly and well-trained AKC bloodhound puppies to be placed with law enforcement.

The purpose of the North Carolina K9 Emergency Response Team is to furnish highly trained volunteer search dog teams for search and rescue. N.C. K9 E.R.T. is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation serving the State of North Carolina and surrounding areas. NC K9 E.R.T trains and promotes the working dog for search mission, and supports national recognized evaluations for search dogs. NC K9 E.R.T. provides highly skilled search teams 24 hours a day, responds to requests from Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, Fire Departments or other official requesting agencies, during natural or manmade disasters, drownings, and lost or missing persons in urban and wilderness settings at no cost to the requesting agency. In addition, NC K9 E.R.T. works to promote understanding and public awareness of the role of search dogs and to further the public knowledge, interest and use of search and rescue trained dogs through public demonstrations and lectures to state and local agencies, schools, civic organizations, retirement and rest homes. All members are volunteers and are responsible for providing their own personal equipment as well as paying for all training costs and costs associated with responding to search calls. Contributions and donations are solicited to help defray the costs of team equipment, training and travel expenses.

(Pictures are available if requested or can be made for newspaper submission)
More information can be found at www.nck9ert.org and www.jimmyryce.org

Contact information:
Teresa Cummings
919-339-9049
thcummings@yadtel.net