SEARCH DOG “DUEY” FINDS MISSING MAN ON HIS FIRST MISSION!
Earlier this week The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s office assisted the Quinault Indian Nation on a search for a missing man in the Amanda Park area of the county. Search dogs and ground searchers were requested to assist. Search dog “Duey” and his handler Shay Jones arrived and found the missing man about 15 minutes after their arrival. It was his first mission!
Duey was newly tested as an air scent dog just a few days ago. Kudos to “Duey” and Shay!
The West Coast Search Dogs, (of which “Duey” is a member), and the Search Dogs from Grays Harbor Volunteer Search & Rescue, and their handlers are often requested for not only Grays Harbor County Searches, but for many other area searches because of their professionalism , training, dedication and success, while providing services to those in need. They DO NOT receive funding for their efforts. They train and respond using personal dollars.
It is a testament to all of the various dog teams and search and rescue teams throughout the state, of their willingness to assist at any time, day or night, extreme heat or freezing cold, 365 days each year. These teams are highly successful in finding those lost and in need of assistance.
Please join Grays Harbor County Emergency Management in thanking all of our local dog teams, their handlers and our local search and rescue members, as well as those from across the state. Also, let’s not forget to congratulate “Duey” on his success on his very first mission. Way to go!
If you would like to assist your local search and rescue teams, please contact your local emergency management office and they can put you in touch with the officers of the various teams.
Map Your Neighborhood
Map Your Neighborhood (MYN), is a free program designed by the Washington Emergency Management Department and implemented locally by Grays Harbor County Emergency Management to improve readiness at the neighborhood level. MYN teaches neighbors to rely on each other. It takes just ONE person to begin. BY attending a 90 minute local MYN meeting, neighborhood leaders can help get their communities get ready for a disaster, “filling the gap” between Community Emergency Response Team training (CERT) and individual preparedness. Accompanying materials are provided at no cost.
For more information and to schedule a Map your Neighborhood community meeting, please contact Grays Harbor County Emergency Management at: email@example.com or call (360) 964-1575 or (360) 964-1576
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Emergency Management Role in Grays Harbor County
The Division of Emergency Management (DEM) is responsible for developing and maintaining a Countywide infrastructure for emergency/disaster preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery.
This is accomplished by means of a cooperative, multi-jurisdictional organization which includes the Cities of Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, Elma, Hoquiam, McCleary, Montesano, Oakville, Ocean Shores, Westport, the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, the Quinault Indian Nation, all 15 County Fire Districts and every Grays Harbor County Department.
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The Division of Emergency Management actively prepares for and participates in the following functions:
TsunamiReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen their local operations by being sufficiently prepared to save lives in the event of a Tsunami through better planning, education and awareness. Although no community is tsunami proof, being TsunamiReady can help minimize loss to our community.
Grays Harbor County continues to hold both designations of StormReady and TsunamiReady.