In the period from May 14 to May 22, 2023 on the basis of the training ground "Rock City - Astana", as part of the first stage of the international drills "Kazkutkaru - 2023", the Center successfully conducted an advanced training for canine services of Emergency Authorities of the Central Asian countries with the technical and financial support of the ICDO.
As part of the training, cynologists from the Central Asian countries worked out the technique of using service dogs in rescue operations on a man-made blockage and in the natural environment.
The main attention of the trainers was directed to working out the interaction of the cynologist with the dog during the rescue operation, as well as working out the quality of the signal behavior of the service dog.
According to the results of the advanced training, 41 rescue dog handlers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan were awarded certificates of the International Civil Defence Organization.
The management of the Center highly appreciated the professionalism of the trainers involved from the Russian Federation, Liubov Koshevaia and Anna Popova, they were awarded certificates of the ICDO “Professional trainer of the training course "Canine services of Emergency Authorities of the Central Asian countries””.
As Mr. Serik Aubakirov noted in his speech, “As part of the exchange of experience, cynologists propose to develop a methodology that allows to train dogs capable of working without declaring a silence regime during rescue operations in the rubble, taking into account the experience gained during the participation of cynologists of the Central Asia in the rescue operation in Türkiye”.
The closing ceremony of the advanced training was also attended by the Head of the Department of Forces and Rescue Services of the Emergency Response Department of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Lieutenant Colonel Rollan Esmaganbetov and the Head of the Department for Emergency Situations of the Almaty Region, Colonel Askar Toychubekov .
All participants from Central Asian countries and trainers expressed their deep gratitude to the Kazakh side for the opportunity to work at the base training ground, where conditions were created for practicing skills in various emergencies.