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Manatee County SAR K-9 Training Seminar
8/21/2014  1230hrs
Manatee County Search & Rescue has partnered with National Center for K-9 Training to bring the first K-9 Training Seminar. Two programs will be featured and students can choose either Tracking/Trailing OR Human Remains Detection.  The seminar is open to Law Enforcement and Civilian Search & Rescue K-9 Handlers.  Both courses of instruction will have an emphasis on the integration of civilian resources with law enforcement officers to develop understand and to ensure the smooth integration of the two entities when partnered on a search together.

Introducing "Project Lifesaver"!
4/6/2014  1917hrs
Project Lifesaver is an innovative and rapidly growing program aiding the victims and families suffering Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders such as Down's Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Project Lifesaver uses state-of-the-art technology employing wristband transmitters to locate wandering and lost adults and children. Over 5,000,000 people in the USA have Alzheimer's. That number will triple by 2050. Well over 50% of these people wander and become lost. A lost person with Alzheimer's or other dementia represents a critical emergency as nearly half of them will die and many can become injured or fall victim to predators if they are not located within 24 hours. The number of people, families and communities experiencing this risk will grow dramatically in this decade. If you are not yet touched in some way by Alzheimer's or related disease, chances are you will be within the next several years. You will find it among neighbors, your friends, co-workers and their families, and perhaps within your own family.

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As of 11/17/2013, their are currently 276 children listed as missing in the State of Florida.

Did you know that last year 58,200 children were the victims of non-family abductions?