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Rescue dogs raised to new heights

Published 12/07/2013

SES volunteer Luke Edwards with Rubble the dogThe State's canine rescue workers have been given a leg up by Victoria State Emergency Service's (SES) Port Campbell Unit.

Canine Search and Rescue volunteers train in urban search and rescue. Dogs and their owners assisting in searches caused primarily by building collapses and similar incidents.

As a vertical rescue unit, Port Campbell SES held a workshop over the weekend to give their four-legged comrades the benefit of their experience.

Port Campbell SES volunteer Luke Edwards co-ordinated the workshop, which gave dogs the opportunity to be raised and lowered in a harness.

Mr Edwards said doing so allowed the dogs to be more comfortable in the future, and also showed SES volunteers what to expect from the dogs in the field.

About 12 dogs participated in the workshop.