the dog eared gazette - Chesapeake Search Dogs



the dog eared gazette - Chesapeake Search Dogs
C h e s a p e a ke S e a r c h D og s
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4 T H A N N UA L B U L L R O A S T A S U C C E S S
Bull Roast Table
Bull Roast Supporters
MSTG 2012
Functional Exercise
Wouxun Commercial
Dual Band Radio
Recent Searches
In the News
Hereford EMS Days
Executive Mgmt Team
Barry E. Leese
Executive Director
Ed Thayer
Operations Director
Gayle Fowler
Finance Director
David E. Spitz
Membership Director
Sheli Engles
Public Relations/Fundraising Director
Dennis Ciesla
Law Enforcement Liaison
Nancy Markey
Planning and Research
K-9 5k Trail Race &
1 Mile Run/Walk
Oct 7, 2012
See You There!
Chesapeake Search Dogs’ members, family, friends and invited guests
all came together to support the 4th Annual Bull Roast and Fundraiser in
June at the Heritage Parkville Gardens. We enjoyed record attendance
this year (220+) and everyone had a great time. Live music was provided by “A Different Breed”, the food was delicious and abundant, and
the beer was cold. Many went home with extra cash in their hands from
winning at the money wheel. While others left with a beautiful flower arrangements and many more enjoyed the silent auction and giveaways.
We are already making arrangements for next year’s event to be held on
Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Heritage Parkville Gardens. So mark
your calendars and stay tune for upcoming announcements. Tickets will
be limited and will sell fast, so get yours as soon as they go on sale to
guarantee a night of fun and excitement. Did we mention the winner of
the 50/50 drawing took home $2200. Will you be the next big winner?
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Bull Roast Table Sponsors
Countryside Veterinary Clinic,
4866 Montgomery Road,
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Retired but not forgotten
Chesapeake Search Dogs
Muriel Rae Jewelry
Pittsburgh, PA
Chesapeake Search Dogs
“Thanks You”
for your support and making the
4th Annual Bull Roast a Great success!
Support Us—So we can support Law Enforcement!
1st Annual K-9 5k Trail Race &
1 mile Run/Walk
Sunday, October 7, 2012
10:00 AM at Jerusalem Mill
Gunpowder Falls State Park
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Gift Prizes Courtesy Of
Barrett’s Restaurant - Hunt Valley, MD
Bluestone Restaurant -Timonium, MD
Dennis and Betty Ciesla - CSD Members
Giant Food
Greetings and Readings
Muriel Rae Jewelry – Pittsburg, PA
Padonia Station - Timonium, MD
Patrick’s Restaurant – Cockeysville, MD
Restorative Balance, Rebecca Winch – Towson, MD
Richardson Nursery– Millersville, MD
Rita’s Italian Ice
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Salon 8736, Nicole Childs – Nottingham, MD
Starry Night Bakery – Westminster, MD
Terrapin Station Winery – Elkton, MD
Total Discount Liquors – Eldersburg, MD
Please patronize our generous sponsors and thank them for
Chesapeake Search Dogs
Entertainment Courtesy Of
Melaleuca—Melodie Alchimowicz
“A Different Breed”
Mars Super Markets
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Maryland Search Teams Group 2012 Functional Exercise
Chesapeake Search Dogs, a member of the Maryland Search Teams Group (MSTG), will participate in the 2012 Functional Exercise to be held at the Cedarville State Forest, Brandywine,
MD on November 2 and 3, 2012. MSTG is a consortium of highly trained and professional volunteer search and rescue teams that serve Maryland and the surrounding area. The MSTG is
comprised of canine resources, horseback mounted first responders, man-trackers, search
managers, communications and aerial search resources. The Teams are recognized by the
Maryland State Police and Natural Resources Police as meeting the strict standards and requirements set forth for non-government search and rescue teams.
The exercise is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Friday and will conclude on
Saturday at around 5:00 p.m. The functional exercise will test MSTG’s ability to coordinate a
large scale search and rescue mission. We expect 12 teams and over 80 search volunteers
from around the State to participate in the exercise. In addition, members of the Maryland
State Police and Natural Resources Police will be participating and observing the event.
Volunteer search and rescue professionals will work hand-in-hand with law enforcement and
emergency first responders when investigating and searching for a lost or missing person.
MSTG will practice the principles of search management to include: Unified Command, Incident Action Plan, Requesting and Deployment of Resources, Debriefing Searchers, Logistics
and Radio Communication.
Cedarville State Forest
The Piscataway Indian Tribe made this section of Southern Maryland its winter camping ground because of
the mild climate and abundance of game. Legend says there is an
Indian Burial ground in Cedarville State Forest, but to date it has not
been found. The headwaters of the Zekiah Swamp are located in
Cedarville. The swamp extends Southward through Charles County
for 20 miles, emptying into the Wicomico River. The Swamp is one
mile wide, and serves as a haven for wildlife. The surrounding land is
mostly agricultural fields. In colonial times and there after efforts
were made to drain the swamp for cultivation. Drainage ditches are
still evident. To this day, the swamp remains wooded bottom land.
In 1930, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Forest, Park
and Wildlife Service purchased 2,631 acres of land for a forest demonstration area. Later 879 more acres were added to bring the total to
3,510 acres. Cedarville was the postal address for the area, hence the
name given to the State Forest. In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps, under the direction of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, developed roads and trails for fire protection and future access for the development of the area.
Courtesy Maryland Department of Natural Resources
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3 red Gazette
Call Sign
Wouxun KG-UV6X Dual Band Commercial Radio
Chesapeake Search Dogs will be adding a new radio to their line-up of communication equipment in the
near future. The Wouxun KG-UV6X will soon replace the Vertex VX-160 radios
that have been in use for 8 to 10 years. The KG-UV6X is a 5 watt, 200 channel
VHF/UHF commercial radio with a transmit and receive frequency range of 136174 and 375-512 MHz. The radio meets the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) 2013 narrowband requirement. The new radio will allow members to
communicate on the widely recognized search and rescue frequency of 155.160
and the amateur band frequencies.
The KG-UV6X comes with a extended life 1700 mAh high capacity Li-ion battery
pack which can last up to 13 hours and an intelligent desktop 3-4 hour rapid
dual-slot charger. The radio is both PC and keypad programmable allowing additional frequencies to be added in the field. The KG-UV6X has a built in flashlight, stopwatch and a SOS feature to alert others on the frequency of a problem.
A high gain antenna will be added to improve performance and a second battery,
radio case, and heavy-duty water resistant microphone will also be issued to operational/deployable members.
The Yaesu VX-170, 5 watt, VHF, 1000 channel amateur band radios, will remain
in our inventory and will be issued to operational/deployable members as a
back-up radio. Like the KG-UV6X, the VX-170 is PC and keypad programmable
offering great versatility in the field.
Baltimore Amateur Radio Club W3FT Offers Amateur License Testing
BARC will administer the Technician Class Amateur Radio test at their Reisterstown,
Maryland clubhouse on the following dates:
Sun Oct 7, Sat Nov 3, Sat Dec 1
Start Studying
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Recent Searches
July 25—Williamsport, MD
Washington County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the Hagerstown Barrack received a report that
84-year-old Eugene Hornbaker was missing after he was seen walking into a cornfield near his home
at around 10 a.m. The State Police helicopter and members of the volunteer fire department assisted
the police in the search. During the second operational period the Maryland State Police requested
Chesapeake Search Dogs (CSD) to respond to provide additional assistance to the police and Mid Atlantic Dogs, a volunteer K-9 search team, that was already on the scene. CSD dispatched four K-9
teams, two flankers, and two communication specialists. Just as CSD was arriving on the scene, Brian
Wagner from Mid Atlantic Dogs located Mr. Hornbaker, unharmed, as he walked out of the cornfield.
July 26—Cordova, MD
Talbot County Sheriff’s Office received a report that 78-year-old Dreama Polyanski went missing from
her residence at around 10 a.m. Maryland Natural Resources Police also responded and requested K9 resources from Chesapeake Search Dogs (CSD). Six dog teams, four flankers, and one communication specialist were deployed. CSD searched through the night and into the next day. Ms. Polyanski
was located on July 27 by a neighbor. Ms. Polyanski was transported to the hospital for evaluation.
July 27—Baltimore, MD
Baltimore City Homicide Detectives requested Chesapeake Search Dogs (CSD) to search a wooded
area where a person found a human skull. Two K-9 teams were deployed.
August 6– Pasadena, MD
Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the discovery of a decomposed human head
reported by a citizen walking in a wooded area near Jumpers Hole Road. Chesapeake Search Dogs
(CSD) and Mason Dixon Search and Rescue Dogs were requested to search the surrounding area for
additional human remains. CSD deployed two K-9 Teams and one flanker to the scene. Additional human remains were located and sent to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Baltimore.
August 16– Elkton, MD
Maryland State Police responding to the disappearance of retired Cecil County Court Judge Dexter
Thompson requested the assistance of Chesapeake Search Dogs (CSD). CSD deployed five K-9
search teams, three flankers, one veterinary technician, and one communications specialist to assist in
the search efforts. Judge Thompson was located, unharmed, by a neighbor on August 17 at approximately 9 a.m.
September 1– Keymar, MD
Frederick County Sheriff’s Office received a report that 90-year-old Frank Sottile was missing after attending a family picnic on Haugh’s Church Road. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Maryland
State Police and the Natural Resources Police. Chesapeake Search Dogs (CSD) and many other volunteer search and rescue teams were requested to respond. CSD deployed six K-9 teams, three
flankers, and two communication specialists. Mr. Sottile was located on September 2 off of Rocky
Ridge Road by a landowner. Mr. Sottile was transported to the hospital for evaluation.
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Dogs of 9/11
Dog who Searched for World Trade Center
Victims Dies
July 2, 2012, Calif- Guinness, a member of Urban Search
and Rescue Team Task Force 6, was deployed to Ground
Zero with his handler on Sept. 11. By C.L. Lopez, Redlands-LomaLindaPatch . Click here for full story.
Sheila McKee &
Search-and-rescue dogs get a watery workout in
Aug 4, 2012, New Jersey-Diver Brianne Grant is offshore
at the Monksville Reservoir, waving a toy and calling out
“Hi, Moosie” before disappearing underwater. By Jean
Rimbach, Click here for full story.
Lake Cochituate is Test Site for New Search,
Rescue Technology
June 27, 2012, Massachusetts- Massachusetts State Police
led a demonstration Tuesday at the Natick lake showcasing technology designed to assist in the search and rescue
of cognitively impaired persons. By Alexandra
Macfarlane, NatickPatch. Click here for full story.
Marko Georgiev
TPR Gene Lawrence
Hereford EMS Day
Chesapeake Search Dogs (CSD) attended the Hereford EMS Open
House on May 19. The event was a tremendous success for both Hereford EMS as well
as CSD. We identified a number of potential
members and fulfilled our mission of educating the public about
search and rescue.
Handler Ann Hughes
gave a demonstration on how our dogs work
and answered many questions from the audience. A great time was had by all.
Chesapeake Search Dogs
Dispatch Phone: 410-602-3151
E-mail: [email protected]
Dispatch Phone: 410-602-3151
E-mail: [email protected]
Chesapeake Search Dogs is a 100% volunteer, non-profit search dog
organization dedicated to ensuring that a 24 hour, 7 day per week,
professionally trained, canine search team is available to law enforcement, fire services, natural resource authorities, and emergency management agencies, at no cost, within the Chesapeake Bay and Southern Pennsylvania Regions to search for lost or missing persons.
Support Us
Click Above
Member Maryland
Search Teams Group
Board of Directors
Laura Concannon
Charles Fleischmann
Vice President
Folline Cullen
Jacqueline Reardon
Dorie Flynn
Emily Demarco
Linda Boyer
Chesapeake Search Dogs is a 501c3 non-profit organization in Maryland and
subsists solely on the generosity of our benefactors. NO salaries or wages are
paid. This includes board members, management, handlers, and support personnel. All of our funding comes from private donations and grants.
All donations are tax deductible. 100% of every dollar goes directly to
the expenses of meeting our mission of finding the lost and missing.
Donations may be sent to: Chesapeake Search Dogs, PO Box 36188,
Baltimore, MD 21286

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