Massachusetts Rescue and Recovery K9 Unit, Inc. 

  

 

Kay McDonald
Canine Training Director
Massachusetts Rescue and Recovery K9 Unit, Inc.

Active Member, Callout qualified.

Member since: 2010

Vice-President (2015-Present)

 

WORKING CANINES:

Canine: Rio
 Wilderness Air Scent.
 2015/10   MASSARDF Certified Wilderness Air Scent Level III (160 acre)
 2014/09   MASSARDF Certified Wilderness Air Scent Level II (40 acre night)
 2013/11   MASSARDF Certified Wilderness Air Scent Level I (40 acre day)  

Canine: Poppy
 HRD.
 2015/09   MASSARDF Certified Advanced Canine Cadaver
 2014/10   MASSARDF Certified Basic Canine Cadaver
 2014/07   IPWDA Basic Land Cadaver Search.
 2014/07   IPWDA Human Remains Search - Crime Scene.  

 

SAR Certifications:

2017 ARC Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED

2016 MASSARDF Wilderness Air Scent Evaluator

2015 NASAR MLPI and NEWSAR MSM

2014 First Responder, Emergency Care and Safety Institute

2014 AHA CPR and AED

2013 Hazardous Materials Response Awareness Level, Michigan State University

2013 Bloodbourne Pathogens, Michigan State University

2013 NASAR Tracking certificate

2012 Crime Scene Preservation and Search Incident Considerations, Working K9 Handler Academy 2012
 

 

Seminars

2017 Detection Training Weekend, Don Blair, Canines Rio and Poppy

2016 Advanced Concepts: Protection and Detection Training for Working Dogs, Don Blair and Mike Suttle, Audit

2016 Human Remains Detection Workshop, Teresa MacPherson, Canine Poppy

2016 SAR Workout/Skill Building Live Find and HRD, Chris Weeks, Canines Rio and Poppy

2016 Air Scent Search, American Patriot, Canine Rio

2016 K-9 Cadaver Search, American Patriot, Canine Poppy

2015 K-9 Cadaver Search, Maine K-9 Services, Deb Palman, Canine Poppy

2015 Air Scent Search, Maine K-9 Services, Deb Palman, Canine Rio

2015 K-9 Cadaver Search, American Patriot, Canine Poppy

2015 Water Search for Human Remains Detection Dogs, SDONA, Canine Poppy

2015 HRD Training in a Disaster Environment, SARA, Canine Poppy

2014 K-9 Cadaver Search, American Patriot, Canine Poppy

2014 Water Workout Weekend Eagle Valley Search Dogs, Canines Poppy and Rio

2013 SAR K9 Training Seminar Building Search for SAR Dogs, SDONA, Canines Rio and Poppy

2013 Human Remains Detection Building Seminar, Jonni Joyce, Canines Poppy and Rio

2013 dbS Lost Person Behavior Workshop

2012 Randi Hare Scent Workshop, Canine Poppy

2012 Probability of Detection (POD), NEWSAR

2012 Basic Search and Rescue, State of Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency

2012 Advanced Night Navigation Course, State of Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency

2011 CCSAR Navigation Assessment, Connecticut Canine Search and Rescue
 

 

SAR Memberships:

2010-Present Massachusetts Rescue and Recovery K9 Unit

2014-Present International Police Working Dogs Association

2014-Present Search Dog Organization of North America