KCKFD’s newest team member

The Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department unveiled a new member to its team Monday.

Meet Zoom, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever.

The fire department said Zoom is a “live find K9,” which means he is trained to search for and locate trapped or lost human victims.

“Zoom locates a human scent and narrows the ‘source odor’ to a small area and gives a continuous barking alert until his handler arrives at that location,” the department said in a Facebook post.

Zoom’s handler is Mike Searcy, of the KCKFD, and he lives with the Searcy family when he’s not on duty.

“Zoom is the first live find K9 in the metro,” the department said. “Handler Searcy and Zoom is also available for mutual-aid request by other metro agencies.”

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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