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Our Handlers and K-9s

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Jan Harkner-Abbs, Jin, Rock, and Indi

Ground searcher/K-9 handler

Human Remains Detection and

Live-find/Area Search/Disaster

FEMA Canine Search Specialist

Emergency Medical Technician

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II

NASAR Instructor/Lead Evaluator

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

Land Cadaver (IPWDA)

Water Cadaver (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

 

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Ground searcher/K-9 handler

Live-find/Area Search

 

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 and Doc

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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 Liam (live-find in-training)

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Ground searcher/K-9 handler

Human Remains Detection

National Association of Search and Rescue SARTech II

CPR/AED

Basic First Aid

Land Cadaver (IPWDA)

In SAR since: August 2017

Home county: Huntington

Melba Stout and Arlo 

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Ground searcher/K-9 handler 

Live-find/Area search/Trailing

CPR/AED

National Association of Seach and Rescue SARTech II

Live-find/Area search (IPWDA)

In SAR since: October 2017

Home county: Allen

Lynette Swineheart and Gryph

Karen Karrer and Dudley 

Ground searcher/K-9 handler 

Trailing

Emergency Medical Technician

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II

NASAR Instructor/Evaluator

CPR/AED

Trailing (IPWDA)

In SAR since: November 1997

Home County: Allen 

 

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Ground searcher/ K-9 handler

Trailing

 

Emergency Medical Responder

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II

Trailing (American Mantrailing and Police Work Dog Association) 

CPR/AED

Lost Person Behavior

ICS 100, 200, 700, 800

In SAR since: August 2012

Home County: Steuben

 

Ed Ralston and Bergy-Bear 

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Ground searcher/ K-9 handler

Human Remains Detection

 

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II Instructor

Land Cadaver (IPWDA)

Emergency Medical Responder

Managing the Lost Person Incident/Search Manager

CPR/AED

Ice Rescue

ICS 100, 200, 700, 800

In SAR since: September 2013

Home county: Noble

Rebecca Knight and Helo

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Cynthia Avery and Nesia

Luna 

Ground searcher/ K-9 handler

Human Remains Detection

 

National Association of Search and Rescue SAR Tech II

IPWDA Instructor

Land Cadaver (IPWDA)

Crime Scene Cadaver (IPWDA)

Retired law enforcement

Search Manager

Technical Search Planning

CPR/AED

In SAR since: 2006

Home county: Michigan

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Kylee Harris and Rogue

K-9 handler/Ground Searcher

Human Remains Detection

 

Land Cadaver (IPWDA)

Crime Scene Cadaver (IPWDA)

National Association of Search and Rescue SARTech II

CPR/AED

Basic First Aid

ICS 100, 200, 700, 800

In SAR since: February 2021

Home county: Steuben

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Katie Adelman and Ash
Siren (live-find in training)

 

Medical Coordinator/Ground searcher/K-9 handler

Human Remains Detection

National Association of Search and Rescue SARTech II

Land Cadaver (IPWDA)

Paramedic (Primary Instructor, CPR Instructor)

CPR/AED

ICS 100, 200, 700, 800

Lost Person Behavior

In SAR since: October 2017

Home county: Allen

Support/Ground Searcher/Search Manager

National Association of Search and Rescue SARTech II

Emergency Medical Responder

Managing the Lost Person Incident

Lost Person Behavior

CPR/AED

Instructor: Blood Borne Pathogens, Hazardous Materials Management Safety

ICS 100, 200, 700, 800

In SAR since: August 2017

Home county: Whitley 

Stephanie Phillips
 

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Support in-training

National Association of Search and Rescue SARTech III

Emergency Medical Technician-B

ICS 100, 200, 700, 800

In SAR since: 2022

Home county: Allen 

Carson Shroyer
 

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Support in-training

 

CPR/AED

ICS 100, 200, 700, 800

In SAR since: 2022

Home county: Wells

Melanie McBride
 

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Ground-searcher/Handler-in-training

National Association of Search and Rescue SARTech II

Emergency Medical Responder

Firefighter I/II

Fire Instructor

CPR/AED

ICS 100, 200, 700, 800

In SAR since: September 2023

Home county: Noble

Jess Inman and Casper (live-find in-training)
 

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