FEMACANINE.ORG is designed by the Canine Subgroup to be an informal source of information to assist Task Forces.  The Mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Response System Canine Subgroup is to assist system Task Forces in the acquisition, training, certification, and maintenance of Canine Search Teams (CSTs).


There are 28 Task Forces throughout the United States, when a disastrous event occurs these teams, based on location and or rotation, are deployed to help locate and remove any missing or trapped victims.


Within these documents you will find information pertaining to Live Human scent canines and Human Remain scent canines, all canines must re-certify every three years to remain deployable .