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Civil Protection Totana already has a new Canine Unit (24/05/2016)

Civil Protection of Totana already has a new Canine Unit to act in rescues and emergencies in disaster, which consists of a dog, "Kiki" and his dog handler, volunteer of this body, Antonio Serrano, who received the title of his training period.

The presentation of the Canine Unit of Civil Protection recently took place in the courtyard of the old school "La Cruz", the current headquarters of the Association of Civil Protection Volunteers in Totana.

In the same they were attended by the first deputy mayor, Andres Garcia, Councilman Emergency Agustin Gonzalo Martinez, general director of Emergency and 112 of the Region of Murcia, Manuel Duran, and different members of the Municipal Corporation and responsible for Civil Protection, José María Sánchez, and numerous volunteers from this group.

The unit is responsible for voluntary Antonio Serrano, who has made over the last few months canine handler during search and rescue, 140 hours;

and he received from the hands of those responsible for the company "Murcia Dog" title granted by the beginning of this career training by the animal.

The Canine Unit of Civil Protection in Totana is made, for the moment, "Kiki," a Labrador dog serving the orders of his guide, although the claim is that this group can have more dogs that will be incorporated unit, the councilor in the industry, Agustin Gonzalo Martinez.

Currently, "Kiki" has participated in several operational and drills in schools that have taken place in Totana, in which simulated the search for injured by fire and other natural disasters.

The unit develops a work plan to train and train the dog to search for and locate people in large areas and collapsed structures, using training techniques based on an action program.

The objetivosque has this unit are to collaborate in the work of search and rescue Emergency Services that require it, help in finding missing or people buried under rubble and promote everything related to dog rescue, training, demonstrations, realization courses and so on.

Councilman Emergency thanked the volunteers for their involvement to keep operational the group provided a great service to the general population and added that the launch of this unit is a step in the operation of a group that represents one of the best of the autonomous region.

In addition, the general director of Emergency and 112, Manuel Duran, congratulated the Association of Totana for their continuing efforts of recycling and improvement;

and he highlighted the important efforts made by each and every one of the volunteers who make templates of Civil Protection in the Region of Murcia, as dedicated to form and work with the municipalities of the province only and exclusively his spare time.

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Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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