The Ontario Volunteer Emergency Response Team (OVERT) Inc. is an entirely new concept in community participation, education and response to Search and Rescue operations, community emergencies and disasters. Our team has expanded upon our original role as a SAR team, taking from this experience to make our organization more capable of assisting our community during major community emergencies.
The OVERT dogs are trained to locate human scent in a variety of situations. The dogs are trained to track the path a victim may have taken or search off lead in an attempt to locate the scent in the air leading back to the victim. They are also trained to search a building or collapsed structure for a victim or will be used to find the clues or articles that the victim may have left behind.
The cadaver dog unit is a unique part of the OVERT team. Our K9 handlers and their canine partners are tasked with the location of human remains. This can be the result of numerous scenarios and in a variety of situations. These dogs are trained to locate the scent of human remains only. The dogs are exposed to all aspects of the human bodies’ decomposition process and the environments that these may be located.
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