OAXACA, Oax., September 20, 2017.- The worker of Civil Protection of Oaxaca, Fausto Martínez Chávez, and the dog rescuer Balto, traveled Wednesday to Mexico City to assist in rescue efforts after the earthquake of 7.1 degree Tuesday.
Martinez Chavez explained that the municipal president of Oaxaca de Juárez, José Antonio Hernández Fraguas, instructed a unit composed of six people, to travel to the City of Mexico, and support in the rescue of people trapped in buildings collapsed.
He was assigned to the delegation Venustiano Carranza, where you will arrive in the early morning of this Thursday, and will begin with the work of rescue.
Balto, a belgian shepherd malinois, is considered to be the only dog certified in the art in Oaxaca; he has been trained for seven years in rescue work, with the endorsement of the National School of Dogs for Search and Rescue of the Red Cross in Guanajuato, at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and in the Republic of Panama with instructors trained in this area.
It has taken the Diploma course for Training of Trainers of Canine Professionals, the Association’s Tactic of Latin American Operators (ATOLA).
The binomial (man-dog) is fundamental in the localization of victims alive, as through the sense of smell canine it can cover in 10 or 15 minutes, an area ten men it would take to do it in three or four hours.