The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) points an annual calendar to honor its explosives detection canines from throughout the nation. For the primary time ever, TSA is making the 2021 TSA Canine Calendar obtainable to the general public.
TSA trains every of its explosives detection canines on the TSA Canine Coaching Heart, situated at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Thought-about the “Heart for Excellence” for explosives detection canine coaching, the TSA National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program is the Division of Homeland Safety’s largest explosives detection canine program.
About 300 canines full the coaching yearly. Every canine recruit spends 16 weeks in coaching the place they meet their handlers, socialize to adapt to busy airport environments, and be taught their craft of detecting quite a lot of explosive odors earlier than reporting to their obligation stations.
Every canine and their handler serves as a dependable useful resource for detecting explosives in addition to offering a visual deterrent to terrorism directed in the direction of varied sorts of transportation nodes. As soon as on obligation, these canines work to safeguard passengers and cargo throughout the nation’s transportation programs.
This yr’s 2021 TSA Canine Calendar options enjoyable details and nice photographs of about 13 devoted canines chosen from dozens of entries submitted by canine groups from throughout the company to assist TSA have fun Nationwide Canine Day in August. This yr’s annual calendar canine picks got here from the next airports:
- Chicago Halfway Worldwide Airport (MDW)
- Dallas / Fort Value Worldwide Airport (DFW)
- Daniel Ok. Inouye Worldwide Airport (HNL)
- Denver Worldwide Airport (DEN)
- Dulles Worldwide Airport (IAD)
- Los Angeles Worldwide Airport (LAX)
- McCarran Worldwide Airport (LAS)
- Miami Worldwide Airport (MIA)
- Oakland Worldwide Airport (OAK)
- Phoenix Sky Harbor Worldwide Airport (PHX)
- Portland Worldwide Airport (PDX)
- Sacramento Worldwide Airport (SMF)
- San Francisco Worldwide Airport (SFO)
TSA has greater than 1,000 canine handler groups deployed in assist of safety and screening operations nationwide. The explosives detection canine groups examine passengers and all areas in and round terminals. They’re so efficient at their jobs that different private and non-private sector legislation enforcement companies typically request their assist for related safety missions.
Except for making this yr’s calendar obtainable for obtain to the general public as a PDF file, TSA will have fun these chosen for this yr’s canine calendar throughout its social media platforms.
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