Autumn M. - Unit 9
Status: K9 Handler and VSRDA webmaster
Alter Ego: Personal Dog Trainer with Steady Dog Training
Qualifications: VSRDA Evaluator, ARDA Evaluator. Search Team Member & Management Team Member with the Virgina Department of Emergency Management. First Aid & CPR with AED. Prior EMT-B.
Recommended Reading: Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson
Major Deployments/Misc: Making the find with your K9 partner.
Most Memorable Moment: Seeing the faces of family members when they find out their loved one is alive and well.
Notes: "My husband & I both participated in SAR with our first dog, Cooper. We trained the dog together for area search. It wasn't easy and we needed to communicate, even the most minuscule things. However, sharing SAR with a spouse is truly fantastic."
In 2013, while using the metro system in Washington DC, I had to help a woman deliver her baby. #metrobaby
Photos of Autumn
K9 Kona & Autumn met with Chesty XV and his handler, Cpl. Martinez in September 2018 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
"Hey, Cooper, should we have taken a left at Albaquerque?"
Autumn & K9 Cooper on their 160-acre test in 2009.