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K9 First Responder + K9 Tactical Combat Casualty Care

Who can apply?

  • Only active canine handlers currently employed with a military, federal, state, or local (city/county) agency are eligible to apply.
    Preference given to canine handlers working in Florida.

Tuition and Travel:

  • Tuition is free for selected students (paid for by Florida SART).
  • Students will be responsible for providing their own travel, lodging and meal expenses.

Demo Dog Candidates:

  • We are actively seek Demo Dogs to be part of the program for non-invasive practice such as heart rate, mucous membrane color, lifts, carries, etc.
  • Review this Demo Dog overview found here:  K9 MEDIC Demo Dog Requirements
  • Consider if your K9 will be a good candidate based on the requirements above.
    It’s essential that this be a safe experience for the class AND positive for the K9
  • Confirm with your supervisor that you may bring your K9
  • Complete the Demo Dog section in the Application.

Selection Process:

  • A total of 20 students will be selected. (Non-selected students have the option to pay for registration)
  • Selection will ensure that students from military, federal, state, and local agencies are represented to meet statewide multi-jurisdictional training needs.
  • Preference will be given to early applicants. 
  • Selections will be made as applications are received.  
  • Application will close when all 20 students have been selected or by 11:59 PM (Pacific) Jan 15, 2024, whichever comes first.
  • The Applicant and the Applicant’s Supervisor will be notified by email about acceptance status.