Posted: Mar 16, 2011 6:19 PM by Ariel Wesler
Updated: Mar 16, 2011 8:41 PM
We have new video tonight of some local firefighters and their search dogs, helping out in japan. Those firefighters and their search dogs are combing through wreckage in Ofunato City. That's on the northeast coast of Japan.
Three Santa Barbara County firefighters arrived this weekend at Misawa Air Base. The group is with their search dogs and other rescue teams from Southern California. They have been working out of a gymnasium, batttling snow and freezing temperatures. The dogs are trained to find anyone alive beneath the rubble.
"If they find a live human scent under rocks or any other type of debris, they will stay and bark to let us know that they found something," said Jennifer Massey, a rescue worker.
The firefighters from Santa Barbara County are part of California Task Force Two. Their dogs are from the Search Dog Foundation. The organization trains and donates search dogs to fire departments nationwide.
The National Search Dog Foundation also sent rescue teams to Haiti after the earthquake there. The organization plans to train another 21 teams this year in preparation for the next disaster.
For more information on the local chapter of the search dog organization, click here.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at email@example.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties