Finding the lost

Dan Volcko

Dan Volcko has served on the Phoenix Fire Department more than 20 years as an engineer and paramedic. But 10 years ago, he started working with a new series of partners who use their super powers of scent to find buried victims.

Dan is a canine handler, combining his expertise as a structural collapse specialist with the powerful abilities of his canine partners, Merlyn, a 7-year-old black Labrador Retriever and Delta, a yellow lab still in training.

Learn how they save lives as a team, and the work that goes on behind the scenes to keep ready for the field as members of Arizona Search Dogs, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that trains, certifies, and develops canine search specialist teams.

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Original air date December 8, 2022.

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