In the entire nation just 253 canines are certified capable of handling deployments to massive urban disasters anywhere in the world.
Black Labrador Coalby Maez of Los Alamos just became the latest.
Debbi Maez, a longtime wilderness search and rescue expert, is the other half of the newly certified urban rescue team. Maez, 44, works in the Security Services Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory by day and has spent her evenings and weekends during the last two-and-a-half-years training Coalby for last month’s grueling certification testing.
Jack Killeen, Security Services Division Leader at LANL, wanted the community to know of Maez’ and Coalby’s accomplishment.