For Immediate Release: December 14, 2018


National Association of Search and Rescue™
Names K9 MEDIC™ K9 Wilderness Responder as
Official K9 Wilderness Medical Program of NASAR

Today, the National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR™), announced a new partnership with K9 MEDIC™, naming the K9 MEDIC™ K9 Wilderness Responder as the Official K9 Wilderness Medical Program for NASAR.

“For more than a decade, K9 MEDIC™ has been a leader in delivering real-world training that is customized to the specific needs of our diverse SAR teams” said Christopher Boyer, Executive Director of NASAR™.  “Our members have repeatedly praised K9 MEDIC™ for making a difference to them and their K9s, teaching both critical emergency wilderness skills and also essential prevention, awareness, and partner-support skills. It’s the full solution and exactly what our SAR members need.”

NASAR™ is a national non-profit organization founded in 1973 to educate and promote best practices in search and rescue. NASAR has a membership of more than 16,000 search and rescue professionals throughout North America.

“We are very excited to partner with NASAR™, said Jo-Anne Brenner, Executive Director and Founder of K9 MEDIC™. “NASAR™ is at the forefront of SAR Education and Certification.  Our mission, at K9 MEDIC™, is to ensure that Working K9s have access to the same pre-hospital care as their human counterparts.  By partnering with NASAR™, we have the opportunity to empower a large membership of SAR providers to extend their considerable expertise in support of their 4-legged K9 team members. SAR K9s work side-by–side with Searchers, often in extreme wilderness environments. Ensuring that these SAR dogs will have access to effective wilderness medical care while on the job is essential.”


About NASAR™

The National Association For Search And Rescue (NASAR) has been in existence since 1972. Originally started to represent the State Search and Rescue Coordinators, NASAR grew to represent all SAR volunteers and continues to support the State Search And Rescue Coordinators Committee (SSARCC). NASAR uses standards developed by ASTM, NFPA, DHS, FEMA, and other respected bodies to build education courseware, publications, and certifications. Government agencies and non-profit Search And Rescue Teams use NASAR’s material and certifications to build credentialing programs for their organizations and produce highly skilled searchers that work within their communities and are available for mutual aid regionally and nationally. NASAR is a Virginia Non-Profit and Federal 501(C)3 which welcomes your donations to assist us in training searchers for your community.

PO Box 232020
Centreville, VA 20120-2020


About K9 MEDIC™

K9 MEDIC™ has a vision where every Working K9 has access to the same first aid and prehospital care as their human counterparts. To that end, for the more than a decade K9 MEDIC™ has delivered leading-edge prehospital veterinary emergency medical services training (VEMS) to a wide variety of providers including SAR, Military, Law enforcement, and EMS. To further support their mission, K9 MEDIC also develops techniques, SOPs, and equips providers with the medical supplies and equipment needed to effectively support their K9s. K9 MEDIC™ believes in achieving educational excellence through multi-disciplinary collaboration with like-minded organizations.

Jo-Anne Brenner
1313 N. Grand Ave #108
Walnut CA 91789