The Search Dog Foundation Names the Fifth and Sixth Arc Aspicio Teams

The Search Dog Foundation Names the Fifth and Sixth Arc Aspicio Teams

The Search Dog Foundation Names the Fifth and Sixth Arc Aspicio Teams

Washington, DC, March 13, 2017 — The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) announced the two teams that join the Arc Aspicio family. The addition of the New York and Utah teams bring Arc Aspicio’s total number of dog and handler teams to six.

“Our long-term partnership with the Search Dog Foundation is one of the most rewarding aspects of our company. We are able to take our passion for the homeland security mission and combine it with our love for dogs to truly make a difference,” says Lynn Ann Casey, Chief Executive Officer. “With our support, more teams can deploy to disaster areas and save lives.”

Arc Aspicio started their long-term partnership with SDF in 2010, and sponsored their first SDF team in 2011. SDF is a non-profit organization that partners rescue dogs with first responders, provides training and medical care for the team, and then deploys the search dog teams to natural disasters and other major events.

In September 2016, Arc Aspicio successfully raised the $10,000 necessary to sponsor a sixth search dog team. The company had previously sponsored a fifth search dog team at the end of 2015.

The new teams are: 

  • Golden Retriever Charlie and Fire Fighter Chris Johnson join New York’s SDF teams. Recently, they achieved their basic Type II Certification with the State Urban Search and Rescue Alliance (SUSAR). SDF recruited Charlie from Utah’s Companion Golden Retriever Rescue in 2015
  • Yellow Lab Taylor and Paramedic/Logistics Specialist Trevor Lawrence are part of the Utah Task Force. Trevor and Taylor, rescued in 2012 from the Aberdeen Area Humane Society, have received their Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certification

Arc Aspicio plans to continue their support for SDF through their annual awareness event and silent auction held in early fall in Washington, DC. Please follow our fundraising progress on Twitter @arcaspicio #ArcAspicio. Please contact llc@arcaspicio.com to make a silent auction donation.

Contact Information
Lynn Ann Casey
Chief Executive Officer
lac@arcaspicio.com
1.703.465.2060

About Arc Aspicio
Arc Aspicio is a management, strategy, and technology consulting firm that takes a mission-oriented approach to complex client challenges. As a rapidly growing company, Arc Aspicio has a bold strategy for 2016-2018 that drives growth through new capabilities in strategy, design, human capital, data analytics, information sharing, cybersecurity, and strategic communications. The company is known for a strong, collaborative culture that values gratitude – for its clients and its great team. And, #welovedogs! Follow us on Twitter @arcaspicio or learn more at www.arcaspicio.com.

About the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF), founded in 1996, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to strengthening disaster response in America by recruiting rescue dogs and partnering them with first responders to find people buried alive the wreckage of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. SDF provides professional training and lifetime care for the canines at no cost to the first responders. SDF teams have assisted in the rescue and recovery of earthquake victims in Nepal, Haiti, and Japan, and recently assisted with the recovery from Hurricane Matthew on the East Coast of the United States. For more information on SDF, please visit https://searchdogfoundation.org.

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* Arc Aspicio |

Arc Aspicio is a management, strategy, and technology consulting firm that takes a mission-oriented approach to complex client challenges. As a rapidly growing company, Arc Aspicio has a bold strategy for 2016-2018 that drives growth through new capabilities in strategy, design, human capital, data analytics, information sharing, cybersecurity, and strategic communications. The company is known for a strong, collaborative culture that values gratitude – for its clients and its great team. And, #welovedogs! Follow us on Twitter @arcaspicio or learn more at www.arcaspicio.com.

Lynn Ann Casey / Chief Executive Officer
info@arcaspicio.com
703.465.2060

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