Depending on the terrain and type of search, a team of 3-6 people will go out in to any given area. This small team will be headed by an experienced searcher who has undertaken additional training in health and safety, casualty management, crime-scene management, navigation and inter-agency working.
Our Team Leaders manage the on-the-ground tactics for each search area, dealing with the things that can’t be seen on a map and ensuring that each area is searched to the best of our ability.
Our newest recruits are usually paired with our most experienced Team Leaders so they can benefit from the hands-on experience during each search or training session.
All of our Canine Handlers are trained as Team Leaders.