26th of April 2019
Open IRO House
Earthquake experienced SAR dogs from Japan, avalanche search dogs from Salzburg and a multiple SAR dog World Champion met on Friday, 26.04. in Salzburg. It was the Open House of the IRO Office which is situated in the city of Salzburg.
More than a hundred visitors used the opportunity at the Open Day on Friday, 26.04. to get to know SAR dogs and their handlers and to learn more about search and rescue dog work.
Among the 12 SAR dog teams from Salzburg, Austria and Japan were IRO Judges Kaori Oshima and Hidehiro Murase, multiple World Champion Peter Schüler and IRO President Markus Bock. Among the guests were also IRO’s Honorary President Wolfgang Zörner, Deputy Major of Salzburg Bernhard Auinger, and Veterinary Director of the County Salzburg Josef Schöchl, as well as several media representatives.
The SAR dog teams showed presentations in Dexterity, in training young dogs, alerting victims and roping. Regional fingerfood, information on training and deploying SAR dogs, and a guided tour through the IRO’s premises topped the afternoon off.
We would like to thank the teams of LVHS, ÖSHS, SKV KHD Wien, RDTA and OPDES as well as the City of Salzburg for their support!
Find pictures here!