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WEST Midlands Fire Service have welcomed their newest recruit; Mac - the search and rescue dog.

Two and a half-year-old Labrador Mac, who is trained and handled by Station Commander Pete Mills of the fire service’s technical rescue team, started work last week after passing his final operational search and rescue assessments with flying colours.

Two and a half-year-old Labrador Mac, who is trained and handled by Station Commander Pete Mills of the fire service’s technical rescue team, started work last week after passing his final operational search and rescue assessments with flying colours.

He is trained to find survivors in dangerous situations, such as where someone is trapped after a building has collapsed due to natural disaster or terrorist attack. He’ll be a valuable asset to firefighters in Solihull and beyond.

Eventually, the aim is for Mac to become qualified to join West Midlands Fire Service’s International Search and Rescue team, trained at the borough’s Bickenhill Fire Station, which last year provided support following the New Zealand earthquake and the tsunami in Japan.

 

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