Our Handlers and K-9s

Jan Harkner-Abbs and Curse, Jin, Fig (in-training) and Rock

Ground searcher/K-9 handler

Human Remains Detection and

Live-find/Area Search/Disaster

Trailing in training

Emergency Medical Technician

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II

NASAR Instructor/Lead Evaluator

Live-find (International Police Work Dog Association/IPWDA)

HRD (IPWDA)
Light Disaster-Live (IPWDA)

Firefighter/Instructor 2/3

Ice Rescue Instructor

Fire Department Dive Rescue Team

CPR/AED

Search Manager

In SAR since: 1993

Home county: Noble

 

Ground searcher/K-9 handler

Live-find/Area Search

HRD in training

 

Police officer/K-9 Handler

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II

K9 Live-find Area search (IPWDA)

Emergency Medical Responder

Firefighter

Search manager

CPR/AED

Ice Rescue

In SAR since: December 1997

Home county: Allen

Jason Fuhrman, Tick and Maggie (in-training)

Ground Searcher/K-9 handler

Live-find/Area Search

 

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II

Basic First Aid

CPR/AED

Area Search (IPWDA)

In SAR since: January 2016

Home county: Allen

Bill Johnston and Conall

Ground searcher/K-9 handler

Trailing

 

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II

Search manager

Basic First Aid

CPR/AED

Trailing (IPWDA and Sleuth Hounds)

In SAR since: August 2012

Home County: Branch County, MI

 

 

Jackie Harris and Xenia

Ground searcher/K-9 handler

Trailing

 

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II

Trailing (IPWDA)

Search Manager

Basic First Aid

CPR/AED

In SAR since: August 2012

Home County: Branch County, MI

 

Keith Harris and Thor

Ground searcher/K-9 handler 

Trailing

CPR/AED

National Association of Seach and Rescue SARTech II

Trailing (IPWDA)

In SAR since: October 2017

Home county: Allen

Lynette Swineheart and Gryph

Ground searcher/ K-9 handler

Trailing

 

Emergency Medical Responder

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II

Trailing in training

CPR/AED

In SAR since: August 2012

Home County: Steuben

 

Ed Ralston and Jojo (in-training)

Ground searcher/K-9 handler

Live find/Disaster/Human Remains Detection

FEMA CE Live disaster

Live find (IPWDA, IDHS credentialed)

Human Remains Detection (IDHS credentialed)

FEMA Canine Search Specialist

National Association of Search and Rescue SARTech II

CPR/AED

First Aid

Jayne Stommel and Guinness

Not pictured: Nike

Ground searcher/ K-9 handler

Human Remains Detection

 

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II Instructor

Basic Land Cadaver (IPWDA)

Advanced Cadaver/Crime Scene (IPWDA)

Emergency Medical Responder

Search Manager

CPR/AED

Ice Rescue

In SAR since: September 2013

Home county: Noble

Rebecca Knight and Helo

Ground searcher/K-9 handler

Human Remains Detection

National Association of Search and Rescue SARTech II

CPR/AED

Basic Land Cadaver (IPWDA)

In SAR since: August 2017

Home county: Huntington

Melba Stout and Arlo 

Medical Coordinator/Ground searcher/K-9 handler

Human Remains Detection

National Association of Search and Rescue SARTech II

Paramedic

CPR/AED

Basic Land Cadaver (IPWDA)

In SAR since: October 2017

Home county: Allen

Katie Adelman and Ash 
 

Ground Searcher/K-9 Handler

Human Remains

 

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II

Human Remains Detection (IPWDA)

In SAR since: January 2018

Home: western Ohio

 

Martin Roidl and Topaz

Ground searcher/K-9 handler 

Evidence search

Live-find/Area search

 

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II

Evidence search (IPWDA)

Live-find/Area search (IPWDA)

CPR/AED

In SAR since: June 2015

Home county: Noble

Rob McKinney and Bodie

Ground searcher/K-9 handler

Live-find/Area Search

CPR/AED

National Association of Search and Rescue SARTech II

Live-Find/Area Search (IPWDA)

 

In SAR since: March 2016

Home county: LaGrange

Cherie Borg and Satchel

 

Ground searcher

 

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II

Emergency Medical Responder

CPR/AED

Ice Rescue

In SAR since: 2012

Home county: LaGrange

 

Saundra Timperley 

Ground searcher 

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II

CPR/AED

Basic First Aid

In SAR since: 2017

Home county: Elkhart

Christine Schaubert 

Ground searcher 

 

National Association of Search and Rescue SARTech II

CPR/AED

Basic First Aid

Emergency Medical Responder

In SAR since: August 2017

Home county: Whitley

Stephanie Phillips

Ground searcher/K-9 handler (Leave of Absence)

Human Remains Detection and Live-Find/Area Search

 

Emergency Medical Responder

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II

CPR/AED

In SAR since: January 2010

Home county: Wells

 

Gale St. John

Kimber (retired), Kindle and Simon

Lifetime Members

Ground searcher/K-9 handler

Human Remains Detection and Trailing

 

Emergency Medical Technician

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II

NASAR Instructor/Evaluator

CPR/AED

In SAR since: November 1997

Home: Florida

 

Karen Karrer and Dudley 

Our Affiliates

Our affiliate members are available to us as needed. Though they do not train with us regularly, they frequently deploy alongside us, bringing with them their specific technical expertise or equipment.

Steuben County EMS /Trailing

Ground searcher

Emergency Medical Technician

Search manager

Trailing (American Mantrailing Police & Work Dog Association)

Firefighter

Fire Instructor

In SAR since: 2012

Home county: Steuben

Brooke Norton and Beck

Mick Newton

Noble County Emergency Manager

Associate Emergency Manager (International Association of Emergency Managers)

Professional Emergency Manager (IDHS)

Groundsearcher/Drone Technician

All-hazards Situation Unit Leader

Comprehensive Emergency Management Planning

Home county: Noble

Kendallville Fire Chief

Emergency Medical Responder

All-hazards Incident Management

All-hazards Planning Section

District Response Task Force and Mobilization and Deployment

Firefighter

Home county: Noble

Mike Riehm

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