The following is a list of
disasters to which IK9SAR personnel have responded
List of Disasters we've assisted in is on file with
our office for review.
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International K-9 Search and Rescue Services.
PO Box# 1472 Longview, Wa. 98632
Office 360-414-8093 Mobile (503) 705-0258.
ACCUMULATIVE DISASTER MISSION LOG.
For: Mr. Harry E. Oakes Jr. and SAR Dogs: Kodi,
Ranger, and Valorie K-9-1. SAR Dog Willow, SAR Dog
86-001 Clack. Co. Mt. Hood Climbing Accident-OES
school incident. Team leader PMR-Team#23 Day#2 and
T#2 Day #3. Assisted in locating and recovering two
dead adults, 7 dead children. Molly, Gyles, Karen
and Leader Ralph Summers survived.
88-025 12-07-1988 6.8 Armenia Earthquake Spitak
USSR. Four of MWSD teams geared up. We were able to
send two teams in with Seattle King Co. Disaster
teams. We also sent $3,000 dollars worth of medical
gear we gathered through donations in with NW
89-022 San Francisco, California Earthquake. DEM
Sacramento Calif. Dispatched SAR dog teams from MWSD.
Grief Therapy and SAR work. Marina District.
90-007 Ohio, Shadeyville floods. H. Oakes
coordinated with Fire Dept. on who to bring in and
how to use them effectively for locating bodies.
90-013 July 16, 1990 at 4:26 p.m 7.7 quake
Philippine Earthquake Team: H. Oakes SAR Dog Ranger.
We flew as part of the Seattle King Co. Disaster
team. We located 25 sites where 59 dead victims were
recovered. Per Lt. From SOG Special Forces Task
Force. Also assisted in grief therapy and first aid
of injured. Total 240 Hours 17,566 Miles.
04-23-91 91-011 Costa Rica Earthquake Disaster.
94-267-005(A). 07-19-94 Northridge Ca. Earthquake.
Mutual Aid Cleared assigned areas by Orange Co. SAR.
Found one dead in Apts that were burned out. Also
assisted in Grief therapy. Team: H. Oakes/Ranger J.
Burgett / Brandy. Total 164 Hours 2810 Miles.
95-408-004 Disaster Kobe, Japan, EQ. NW US Delegate
for our SAR team and arranged to have 25 members
from N.W.MED Teams and 4 USAR MWSD Teams to respond.
United donated tickets.
95-458-054 Oklahoma City Bombing-Disaster Response
Federal Building Bombing Murrah Bldg Bombing. Teams:
H. Oakes SAR Dog Valorie K-9-1. Valorie alerted on
four areas. Found 4 dead kids & 6 adult body parts.
We were the only SAR dog team there to also perform
grief therapy to the victims from the bombing at the
hospital. Totals: 258 Hours 4866 Miles
96-673-029 (B). 02-09-96 Clark Co. Flood Disaster
Standby. Checked in with Polk Co. and Clark Co. DEM.
Picked up disaster supplies.
96-676-032(A). 02-11-96 Marion Co. Hwy 99E Drowning
X(2) OSP request. Team: H. Oakes SAR Dog Valorie and
SSSAR (x)2. Victims. Gonon, Satey and Santiago
Alblino HMA's (x)2. Drowned when their vehicle went
off road into flooded onion field. Made 12 passes.
Valorie located both on second pass. 100 feet down
stream from PLS. OSP Advised. Total 7 Hours 100
06-25-96 96-777-133 Saudi Arabia Bombing NATO
08-26-96 –08-31-2013. 96-821-177 (A). Deschutes Co.
Bend, Ore. Drove to Bend, Oregon for Skeleton Fire
Support Mission. Meeting with Humane Society of
Central Oregon. Ref: Missing animals and livestock
from fire. Grief Therapy and found 27 pets 12 dead
the remaining alive.
02-21-97 97-954-029 Lima Peru, Mudslide that buried
07-12-97 97-1036-113 Earthquake S/B Venezuela South
04-20-98 98-1172-036 Mult. Co. Apartment Structure
fire. 6th and SE Morrison Portland, Ore. Located two
cats alive trapped in rubble with Ore. Humane
11-10-18-98 98-1301-165 (I). Tegucigalpa. Hurricane
Mitch Honduras. Located 25 humans dead from
Hurricane. Fire Dept. witnessed our work.
12-04-99 99-1337-014 Columbia Earthquake.
08-21-29-99 99-1448-127(F). Turkey Earthquake. Found
71 dead 14 alive.
09-21-99 99-1471-150 Taiwan Earthquake. NATO
12-17-99 99-1532-210 Venezuela Floods. Consult.
01-15-2000 2000-1549-011 China Earthquakes. Consult.
06-06-2000 2000-1641-103(A). Mexico Disaster.
01-29-2001 2001-1782-013 India Earthquake response
06-24-2001 2001-1889-120 Peru Earthquake. NATO
09-11-2001 2001-1964-194. New York World Trade
Center Towers Terrorist Explosions. Worked w/
Mayor’s office. Sent equipment in as needed.
09-28-2002 2002-2394-323(A). Ferry Disaster. Africa.
02-24-03 2003-2654-064(A). Xinjiang China.
Earthquake Offer to assist in China. Contacted the
09-18-03 2003-2926-236(A). Hurricane Isabella
2003-2953-263(A). San Diego Ca. Fires. SAR Coord.
Overhead management consulting re Rescuing of pets
in stricken areas.
08-15-04 2004-3211-186(A). Hurricane Charley.
Charlotte County Charlotte, FL
02-17-06 2006-3753-043(A). Philippine Mud slides.
07-12-07 2007-4574-329(A). Lake Tahoe Nv. Re: Fires.
10-22-07 2007-4771-535(A). S. D. Fires. SAR Coord.
Overhead management consulting re Rescuing of pets
in stricken areas.
11-16-08 2008-5579-689(A). Earthquake Indonesia. 7.5
6248-014(A). 01-10/21-2013 Capital Haiti.
Earthquake. Sent teams in. Overhead management, NATO
6310-076(A). 03-01 Chile earthquake. Overhead
03-11-2011 Japan Earthquake. 9.1 mag. NATO consult.
2011-6846-150(A). 05-31-2011 Joplin, MO. Tornado.
Teams: H. Oakes SAR Dogs Willow K-9-1. SAR Dog Tyler
K-9-1A. Cher Williams SAR Dog Elly K-9-5. Results:
Checked in with EOC. Signed waivers, given
assignments. Grief therapy with several police
officers and searched assigned areas.
• Middle East Earthquakes Iran and Afghanistan were
struck with two of the most deadly earthquakes of
2012. On August 11, 306 people died from the 6.4
magnitude quake that struck East Azerbaijan
Province, Iran. This earthquake was in the rural and
mountainous areas to the northeast of Tabriz, and
was felt as far away as Armenia. Iran's major
seismic fault lines make the country prone to much
worse earthquakes than this one. A 2003 quake killed
approximately 26,000, while a 1990 earthquake may
have killed as many as 50,000 in Iran.
The second-worst earthquake of 2012 happened on
February 6, off the coast of Negros Oriental,
Philippines. The 6.7 magnitude quake killed 113
people and injured 100, also cutting off water,
electricity, transportation, and communications.
The fourth-worst quake of the year occurred in the
southwest Chinese province of Yunnan on September 7.
The two main shocks of 5.6 and 5.3 magnitude left 81
people dead and 821 injured.
2012 By far the most lethal and destructive storm of
2012 was Hurricane Sandy. This category 2 hurricane
formed October 22, and battered the eastern seaboard
until October 29. Damage was sustained from Jamaica
through New England, southern Ontario and Quebec.
Recovery work continues as nearly $65 billion in
damage is restored. Some 253 people lost their lives
because of this storm, with the heaviest casualties
coming occurring the United States. On November 5,
the National Hurricane Center ranked Sandy as the
second costliest U.S. hurricane since 1900.
2013. Typhoon Haiyan – Philippines
Considered one of the strongest storms ever to make
landfall, Typhoon Haiyan tore through the central
Philippines November 8, killing nearly 6,000 people
and displacing more than 3.6 million.
The 13-foot storm surge and up to 235-mph wind gusts
largely wiped out coastal cities and destroyed much
of the region’s infrastructure, such as roads, water
and sanitation systems, and telecommunications
“When you look at the mountains, they look bare and
stripped of all vegetation,” Aaron Aspi, a World
Vision communications officer, told ABC Radio on
November 11 from northern Cebu.
Within one month of the storm, World Vision had
reached almost 150,000 people with emergency food,
shelter, medical attention, and other assistance. It
is preparing long-term efforts to help people in as
many as 80,000 households in the disaster-prone
country get back on their feet.
-Tornadoes – United States
A massive tornado, packing 200-mph winds, raked a
12-mile path through the Oklahoma City area May 20,
destroying homes and severely damaging two
elementary schools. The twister killed 24 people,
ABC News reported.
The week before, as many as 10 tornadoes touched
down in North Texas, killing six.
2014. Earthquakes | China
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong in China’s
western Yunnan province on August 3. The third of
four quakes to rock that province this year, it
killed more than 600 people and displaced about
230,000. Nearly 155,000 homes and 268 schools, plus
roads and other infrastructure, were damaged or
March 26 2014 OSO Mudslide. Harry Oakes with his
search dogs Willow and Tyler responded. Obtained
permission to enter the restricted area to conduct
search and rescue operations. There he met with the
SAC FEMA team and provided a support role searching.
Dogs alerted in one of the piles where and older
woman and a young child later were recovered dead.
2015 N. Cal Fires Responded and assisted in a
support role for missing pets.
2015 Pacific NW Floods. Responded.
Harry Oakes Search and Rescue (SAR) Coordinator.