"We would rather be called and not needed,
than to be needed and not called."
"We would rather be called and not needed,
than to be needed and not called."
Our Recent Work
Who is Intervol?
I am very proud for the humble help that Intervol always does and more grateful that BOONDOCKS K9 SAR-CERT is trusted to represent them wherever they need us!
Hurricane Sally 2020
Pensacola, Florida - Gulf Shores, Alabama
United with the Wassisa Volunteer Fire Department, Escambia County Volunteer Firefighters thanks to
The FSFA (Florida State Firefighters Association) and NGO's working as attachments for BK9SARU (P.E.R.T. & JEEPERS K9)
BOONDOCKS K9 SARU-CERT
Our volunteers, with a passion for their mission, have been trained extensively in a variety of skills making them invaluable as first responders and assisting the professionals in delivering services to those in need.
We are ready to aid and assist our local, state or federal governmental agencies. We also provide help to individuals, the community, and other groups registered as a non-profit, non-governmental organizations.
We also offer to train any dogs and help them to get certified by AWDA at no cost to any CERT groups.
In September 2017, BOONDOCKS K9 S.A.R - CERT became very involved in providing assistance after hurricane Maria in one of the worst disasters ever experienced on the island of Puerto Rico. Boondocks worked in partnership with
USSAR, and PRUSAR Task Force 1, as well as with federal, state, and municipal agencies.
As these partnerships evolved BOONDOCKS K9 S.A.R - CERT never left the island, and eventually became
the BOONDOCKS K9 S.A.R - CERT Puerto Rico Unit, which we proudly boast
is one of the premier first responder units on the island and the Caribbean.
After the 2018 Hurricanes we had to convert our NGO
as a 501c3 Organization.
Boondocks operates year round, offering Search and Rescue, as well as Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) and Disaster Recovery services to communities locally, nationally and internationally.
Being a non-profit organization Boondocks depends on donations for travel, lodging, and supplies for volunteers as well as those it serves. In the past, it has relied on the generosity of its volunteers to fund the office and travel needs. This has resulted in high turnover, difficulty in attracting qualified personnel, and limited continuity for the participants whose success depends on maintaining positive attitudes and building meaningful relationships within the communities served.
2019 we united our efforts with the Florida State Firefighters Association and Intervol working as a Disaster Response Team.
Our first Disaster together! Hurricane Dorian! a storm that devastated the Bahamas for 3 consecutive days.
2020 We are helping with the State of Louisiana, Alabama and Florida with Supplies runs and humanitarian help.
2021 is a New Beginning with a new Board Member eager to work together, using the roots of our Past President and making them stronger, smarter and strategic!
We need you as a sponsor or as a volunteer to continue to develop our organizations programs, which will make an important difference in the lives of the communities we serve.
Here at BOONDOCKS K9 S.A.R – CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), we have a recruitment strategy for volunteers that care about each other as well as those we serve as if they are family. We look for volunteers with a clear idea of what needs to be accomplished and how to carry out our mission. We are always trying to expand our horizons and grow our vision.
At a minimum all staff are trained in areas such as: Hazwoper, CPR or higher, Wide Area Search, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire Control, Cribbing, National Incident Management System, Crime Scene Preservation, and Advanced CERT training. Most of our training comes through FEMA. Many of our current volunteers are prior military and others have nothing more than passion, every one of them has a way to contribute to the organization.
As we have been building these relationships we are seeing the desire for our services grow.
Consequently, Boondocks is finding it necessary to request donations from Supporters to assist its efforts of providing the services it has pledged. A contribution for our 2020 / 2021 funding will give us the jump-start we need while we continue our meaningful work.
We are driven to maintain a professional, forward-thinking, high-quality TEAM. We stand ready to serve 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
BK9SARU and FSFA SAFETY CONSULTING
Disaster recovery is an organization's response strategy to a natural or manmade disaster. In many cases, the impact of a crisis situation, such as a massive earthquake, a category 5 cyclone or a terrorist operation of devastating proportions - are unavoidable owing to the sheer intensity of the hazard. Health & safety takes priority in such cases.
TRAINING & EXERCISES
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.
HEART SAVER CPR TRANING
.First-response situations often call for both quick thinking and instantaneous mastery of CPR and First-Aid, and the skills associated with them. You never know when an emergency situation may strike, and so the only defense is proper preparation. This is what makes CPR and First-Aid Certification so important and in such high demand. Whether it is in a traditional office setting or for a specialized medical team, having access to all the necessary tools and knowledge is essential. FSFA has a program for training all member's of the FSFA DRT UNIT!
RAPID RESPONSE TRAINING
Florida's premier Fire Education Program. A week-long event offering over 40 different states recognized classes and courses, presenters, seminars and hands-on activities.
We do recommend to contact FSFA to reserve your spot.
Safety risk assessments are usually conducted at the beginning of a Disaster.
Safety assessments consist of the following stages:
Identifying a hazard
Collecting information and analyzing risk associated with it. Determining how to remove or reduce its effect by completely eliminating the process or equipment.
Replacement with a better equipment or process. Design and physically isolating processes or direct contact of user by the use of appropriate collective or personal protective equipment
At the completion of this course, you should be able to: Explain the principles and basic structure of the Incident Command System (ICS). Describe the NIMS management characteristics that are the foundation of the ICS. Describe the ICS functional areas and the roles of the Incident Commander and Command Staff. Describe the General Staff roles within ICS. Identify how NIMS management characteristics apply to ICS for a variety of roles and discipline areas.
Disaster Plan for Animals
Preparing to Evacuate Your Pet/Service
• Preparing to Stay at Home With Pets/Service
Animals During a Disaster
• Pet/Service Animal Care After a Disaster
• Preparations for Livestock
• Special Considerations for Exotic Animals
Do you have an emergency radio communication plan?
When emergencies occur and normal communication goes silent, contacting each other and learning what’s happening become paramount. In a split-second you can have no way to communicate. Facebook is out. Skype won’t work. Email is out, the Internet may be out, and your cell phone has dwindling battery power but won’t connect because all the remaining cell phone resources are being used by emergency, medical and law enforcement personnel. A disaster is not the time to begin thinking about an emergency radio communication plan for you and your family. Make sure you get prepared long before.
Discuss with family and write down what should be included in the plan such as reunion points, emergency numbers and information, medical release form for each minor child, important family records, CPR training and the items mentioned below. Consider others ways of communication, such as emergency radio communication, if cell networks fail and the Internet goes down.
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