DreamTeam Operational Competency Standards
AREA – STILL WORK IN PROGRESS
The standards describe the procedures for verifying the competence of SAR Dog teams to search for missing persons in the area.
The aim is to provide well trained SAR dog handlers who will be able to successfully participate in real missions in local, national environments.
DreamTeam SAR dog standards prescribe also prerequisites for DreamTeam Team leaders and Classfiers.
The verification tests have 3 levels of competence:
- Suitability (DT-S)
- Operational – Basic (DT-OP-1)
- Operational – Advanced (DT-OP-2)
The tests can be carried out by a DreamTeam classifier, or by a DreamTeam approved expert. It is advised to have 2 classifier on each working site for DT-OP-1 and DT-OP-2 but it is also possible to have only one.