The mission readiness evaluation (MRE) for air scent is designed to demonstrate that a dog/handler team has the ability to find people using an air scent/area search approach.Read More
Certification / Standards
MCC requires that all dog/handler teams satisfactorily pass a mission readiness evaluation (MRE) before they are allowed to deploy on missions. In our experience, all teams require intensive training for a minimum of 1 1/2 to 2 years prior to the evaluation in order to perform satisfactorily.
For the different disciplines, we have different mission readiness standards and the canine's handler and canine together must pass the specific MRE to deploy using those skills.
These standards emphasize the canine search skills; handlers, through team participation, must master all the necessary search and rescue skills, including such skills as map reading, GPS use, and communication protocol, before being granted an evaluation.
The purpose of the mission readiness policy is twofold. Its primary goal is to help ensure that team members have achieved a high enough level in their training to contribute to a search in a safe and competent manner.Read More
The mission readiness evaluation (MRE) for wilderness cadaver is designed to demonstrate that a dog/handler team has the ability to find a cadaver using a wilderness cadaver area search approach.Read More