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Northwest Pennsylvania K9 Search and Rescue


NWPAK9SAR is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that assists emergency management agencies in locating lost or missing persons. In 2020 NWPAK9SAR responded to over twenty search calls and participated in several PR and fundraising events. Members of the Northwest Pennsylvania K-9 Search and Rescue have made a commitment to the rescue or recovery of those in need. It is our intent to promote search and rescue awareness, training and education. It is this commitment to the community, which remains our guiding force.

Programs and Services

Our team consists of K9 Handlers, Search Responders and Auxiliary membership. We participate in over 30 community awareness and outreach events. such as hug-a-tree demonstrations where our team teaches children what to do if they are ever lost in the woods. organizations. We also participate in continuing education to search responders, search and recovery (K9 and Human Resources), mutual aid to other SAR groups, search management, search theory, rope rescue and extrication. Our searches occur in all environments, demographics and weather conditions with the safety of all individuals our top priority. We responded to over 20 search calls in 2020. We have the capability to present our educational programs through video/virtual programs.


Kathy Yocum-Lamb
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