Thursday, August 17th
Hug-A-Tree & Survive ProgramHug A Tree and Survive
The Red Rose K-9 S.A.R. Team is actively involved in presenting the nationally-known "Hug-A-Tree & Survive" program which teaches children what to do to prevent from getting lost and what to do if they become lost. Many of the things the children learn assist searchers in a more rapid recovery. Basic survival skills are also taught. The program was developed by searchers in California who were involved in a massive search, in mountainous terrain, for a 9 year old boy who succumbed to hypothermia.
Community InvolvementRequest a Presentation
Each year, the Red Rose K-9 S.A.R. Team participates in a variety of community events. One of their most gratifying events is the “Make-A-Wish Convoy."
Throughout the year, the team is busy educating civic groups on the importance of a well-trained K-9 unit and demonstrating the multiple ways in which Bloodhounds can be utilized. Listed below are some of these organizations:The Academy of Natural Sciences-Philadelphia
Strasburg Railroad: “Thomas The Train”
Lancaster County Libraries
PA State Police “Camp Cadet”
Lancaster County Youth Conservation School
Lancaster General Hospital
LCCTC Law Enforcement Program
Lancaster Humane League
Philadelphia National Liberty Museum