S.D. fire department K-9 receives disaster search certification
K-9 Drogon is a member of South Dakota Task Force 1, which is a statewide emergency resource, available for call-out 24/7
By Rapid City Journal, S.D.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Fire Department’s live find/air scenting rescue K9, Drogon, recently got his certification in disaster searches.
Drogon is stationed at Station 7 with his handler, Jeremy Gibbons, a Firefighter/EMT with the Rapid City Fire Department. He goes to work with Jeremy when he is on shift and goes home on his days off, just like the other firefighters.
Drogon is a member of South Dakota Task Force 1, which is a statewide emergency resource, available for call-out 24/7.
He is a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois. He was born in Illinois in 2020 and was 10 months old when the Department picked him up in Nevada. He arrived in Rapid City in August of 2021. His commands are in German and he alerts by barking.
You can follow Drogon on Facebook at Drogon RCFD and Instagram at DrogonRCFD.
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