Disaster Dogs of Illinois

"Lending paws in time of need, paws saving lives"


K-9 Handler
Jeremy Nordlund

Jeremy is a former Military Working Dog Handler and US Air Force combat veteran. In 2003 he attended the Military Working Dog Handler’s Course and the Kennel Master’s Course in 2009 in San Antonio, TX.  Jeremy spent three years overseas as an Explosive Detector Dog Handler and he has been apart of countless security details for the President of the United States, Ambassador’s for the U.S. and foreign dignitaries.  He has also been trained in disaster preparedness and emergency management and he is currently completing his degree in Homeland Security.  He is pictured with his pet “Knuckles”, a Cão de Fila de São
Miguel mix he rescued in Portugal.

Assignment: Leave of absents

K-9 Handler
David Pawlowski

David, a Fire Fighter / Paramedic for Norwood Park Fire Department and Roselle Fire Protection District; has eight years of experience in Fire and Emergency Services and currently licensed in three EMS systems. David is a certified Fire Fighter with HAZMAT Awareness and is a National Association for Search And Rescue (NASAR) SARTECH III. He was the recipient of an Award for Valor in 2014. David is the primary handler for his dog K-9 Hazel.

Pictured with david is his dog and K-9 candidate"Hazel"

Handler Assistant
Diana Kritzberg

Diana works in retail sales. She is an anime artist and also learning how to develop video games. Diana was Instrumental in getting our first K-9 teams certified. She's an avid animal lover and great with all the dogs.

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