The Center's efforts to increase the capacity of emergency response services are yielding results
Since the beginning of search and rescue operations in the Republic of Turkey, a large number of articles have been published in the media about the high professionalism of the cynological units of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the successful application of their skills in the search and rescue of injured people.
In total, the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan sent 6 most trained dog handlers and search dogs trained to search for injured and dead in man-made rubble.
The Center is constantly taking measures to strengthen the capacity of the emergency services of the Central Asian countries, including the cynological services of the Central Asian countries.
So, in September 2022, the Center conducted a master training for the cynological services of Central Asian countries with the involvement of experienced international cynological instructors on the basis of the training ground "Rocky City - Astana" in the Almaty region with the support of the International Civil Defense Organization (ICDO).
At the same time, out of 6 cynological units currently participating in rescue operations in Turkey, 3 units were trained in this master training (Denisov D.A. (Almaty) with a labrador named Charlie King, Gizatulin D.S. (Almaty) with a Belgian shepherd Malinois named Liga M Sirius and Ilyasov A.A. (Emergency department of Akmola region) with a Belgian shepherd Malinois named Axel).
The key result of the master training was assistance to the Emergency Authorities of the Central Asian countries in improving the methodology and practice of training dog handlers and search dogs to find and locate victims and the dead, including in the rubble, after a devastating earthquake.
The Center intends to continue working to improve the professionalism of the cynological services of Central Asia, and in May of this year, together with ICDO, it is planned to conduct a master training for cynological services of Central Asian countries, including taking into account the experience gained during participation in rescue operations in the Republic of Turkey.