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UK Search and Rescue K9 Consultancy

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has invested with the UK government K9 search and Rescue capability. Our highly qualified and experienced K9 handlers are all trained as Urban search and rescue technicians and technical rescue specialist, with over 10 years of operational experience as K9 handlers.


Services
We can advise on the following:
• K9 selection and handler
• The ability to work a dog efficiently and look after its welfare needs
• Self-confidence and the ability to work with minimum supervision
• Patience with inexperienced dogs
• Good observation skills
• The ability to judge a situation accurately and react instantly
• Search procedures and patterns
• Risk assessment
• Environmental hazards
• K9 PPE and equipment

About your consultants
Our consultants have years of operational experience, attending local and national incidents. Under their operational requirements they complete development plans to ensure the highest standards are maintained, as well as continuous quality assurance assessments. They maintain competency through attending national exercises, K9 handler committee groups, CPD days and K9 conferences.

For further information please contact kathy.payne@essex-fire.gov.uk or call 01376 576549.

Contact Information

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service
Headquarters
Kelvedon Park
London Road
Rivenhall
Witham
CM8 3HB

Kathy Payne
Business Development Manager
Email kathy.payne@essex-fire.gov.uk
Telephone 01376 576549
Mobile 07500096052

Ashleigh Boreham
Business Development Assistant
Email ashleigh.boreham@essex-fire.gov.uk
Telephone 01376 576183

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EFA (Trading) Ltd
Registered in England & Wales - Company Number 05351436

Registered Address
Kelvedon Park
London Road
Rivenhall
Witham
Essex
CM8 3HB

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