Arc Aspicio Sponsors Two Search Dog Teams in 2015
Washington, DC, December 14, 2015 – Arc Aspicio announced its sponsorship of its fourth and fifth search dog team for the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) in 2015. The SDF is a non-profit organization that partners rescue dogs with firefighters and other first responders that respond to disasters, terrorist attacks, and other mission-critical events.
With help from a current sponsor team, Eric Darling and Ben from the Ridley, Pennsylvania Fire Department, Arc Aspicio held an annual awareness and fundraising event for the organization on September 16, 2015. Through a silent auction, donations, and a raffle, the event raised the remainder of the $10,000 to sponsor the fourth search dog team. The company then matched this $10,000 to sponsor the fifth search dog team.
The fourth team is Kristi Bartlett and German Shepherd, Ivan, from Fairfax. The company is anxiously awaiting the fifth search dog team and plans to announce it in the new year.
“We are thrilled to support our fourth and fifth team. This is a major milestone in our long-term partnership with the Search Dog Foundation,” said Lynn Ann Casey, Chief Executive Officer. The company supports the non-profit through pro-bono consulting services, helps raise awareness, and holds events to support fundraising. “It is an honor for us to match the contributions of our employees and stakeholders to sponsor the fifth team in 2015!”
SDF has over 60 teams located in California, Florida, Ohio, Washington D.C., and the State of Baja California, Mexico. Thanks to Mutual Aid agreements between states, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can deploy SDF teams nationwide wherever disasters occur. A total of 336 FEMA Advanced Certified canine search teams and many more State and Regional teams, are needed to adequately respond to disasters in this country. There are currently 150 Advanced Certified teams in the nation.
SDF's mission is to produce highly trained teams to help meet the critical gap in our country's emergency response network. Arc Aspicio provides critical solutions to homeland security issues on a national scale. SDF and Arc Aspicio share similar values and a passion for the mission of emergency management.
The company looks forward to continuing its partnership with the foundation for years to come.