Local K9 Search & Rescue Teams to Train in Manheim Township on March 3rd

On Thursday, March 3rd, local K9 Search and Rescue Teams will be conducting a joint training in Manheim Township. The training operation will begin at Landis Wood from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, and resume at Overlook Park and Manheim Township Public Library between 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM.

The training will include K9’s from Summit Bloodhounds SAR, First Tracks SAR, and an officer from York County Sheriff’s Office.

Three participating teams of five K9’s will conduct search and rescue training in Landis Woods and Overlook Park. “Training in progress” signs will be posted near trail entrances informing the public about the operation.

Public using either Landis Woods or Overlook Park during these times should allow the K9’s to perform mission unimpeded.

“Search & Rescue training is the best opportunity for K9 teams to work through challenges presented in a deployment and is absolutely essential to the training of SAR dogs,” said Middle Creek K9 Search and Rescue Team member, Jill Robinson. “Training at different locations provide the handler with a fresh perspective on their dog’s abilities and celebrate the dog’s strengths and accomplishments. They also provide guidance in developing training plans and the chance for a K9 team to work real-world, scenario-based search problems.”

MEDIA POST CONTACT: Declan Murphy, Manheim Township Communications Specialist W: 717-569-6406 Ext: 1140 dmurphy@manheimtownship.org