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Batang Kali Tracker Dogs Honoured For Their Heroism

Batang Kali Tracker Dogs Honoured For Their Heroism

Blake, Grouse, Pop and Lady all received Golden Performance medals from Local Government Development Minister Nga Kor Ming.

Melissa Suraya Ismail

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Four tracker dogs from the Fire and Rescue Department’s K9 unit involved in the search-and-rescue operations following the Batang Kali landslide last month have been awarded the Golden Performance medal, according to Bernama,

READ MORE: [Watch] Tracker Dogs Put Their Energy And Intelligence Into Honourable Work In Batang Kali

(Credit: Bernama)

Local Government Development Minister Nga Kor Ming awarded Blake, Grouse, Pop (English Springer Spaniel) and Lady (Labrador Retriever) with medals at the ministry’s New Year’s mandate ceremony on Monday (9 January).

Here’s a video of Lady wagging her tail with pride and Blake being too nonchalant to even stand up during the award ceremony. These skilled and professional dogs are so adorable.

Nga also presented certificates of appreciation to the Director of the Fire and Rescue Operations Division Datuk Nor Hisham Mohamad who represented the firefighters and K9 unit involved in the Batang Kali operations and Selangor JBPM Deputy Director Wan Md Razali Wan Ismail, representing his team.

A total of 92 victims were caught in the 16 December landslide at the Father’s Organic Farm campsite, of which only 61 survived and 31 were killed.

READ MORE: Last Victim Of Batang Kali Landslide Found, A Recap Of The 16 Dec Tragedy

Fire and Rescue Department Director-General Datuk Seri Mohammad Hamdan Wahid said the 36 dogs in their K9 unit are ‘living assets’ to ensure that firefighting and rescue operations can be carried out as efficiently as possible.

(Credit: Bernama)

He also stated that the dogs would undergo daily training in disaster management based on simulated scenarios.

“They can also detect victims of drowning at a depth between 0.9 metres and 1.82 metres underwater,” he added.

READ MORE: Remains Of Batang Kali Landslide Victim Found Hugging Beloved Dog


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