The Shreveport Fire Department K9 Search and Rescue Task Force, through the highest level of professionalism, training and compassion, will seek to bring home the lost.
The Shreveport Fire Department Canine Search and Rescue Task Force was formed under the direction of Captain Kerry W. Foster in 1999. The team became operational with 5 dog teams soon after in 2000.
After applying for and receiving a grant to start a canine team, it was decided that by using the present “Search and Rescue Task Force” verbiage, the Shreveport Fire Department and team could apply this to other technical search and rescue specialties for future needs and growth. This concept has now been implemented to include such Shreveport Fire Department resources as “Hazardous Materials Response Team,” “Water Rescue Team,” and other technical teams.
Members of the team donated their free time and expertise to bring to the community and the department a quality group of handlers and dogs that meet a variety of needs.
K-9 SEARCH & RESCUE
263 North Common Street
p: (318) 635-6650
f: (318) 635-6671