Disaster Dogs of Illinois
"Lending paws in time of need, paws saving lives"
DDI’s Short-Term Goal: to add 2 more fully trained, certified, equipped and deployable K-9/handler teams ready to respond in 2016. This includes K-9 support vehicles, equipment trailer, and mobile operations center. DDI currently has two NASAR certified K-9 Teams.
DDI’s Long-Term Goal: to have 3 Task Force (TF) teams of 5 to 6 K-9/handlers in 3 regions of Illinois (Northern TF-1,Central TF-2, and Southern TF-3) ready in Strike Team configuration. Each TF will be self-sufficient for initial response within a 3 hour time frame to any location in Illinois. Less than 8 hours away is additional follow-on DDI TF assets. Each DDI TF will support each other and the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) disaster box assignments.