Environmental Description of an Intervention Area
To give the readers an idea we will set up a disaster scene: The search and rescue zone is underground, and has a surface of about 1,500 square meters and about 1, 30 meters high. The dog must practice getting into an area like this, and it must be done by having the dog descend in through reduced size holes. The dog will need to practice doing this consecutively in the supposed fallen floors of the building. The dog will need to learn to confront, during the search, the pressure of certain adverse and important factors such as:
High-pitched and harsh noises that will be caused by firing pins, drills etc that people will be using to perforate the roof of the underground. A high level of odoriferous contamination due to the spreading of a number of gases, or to decomposing animals. This job becomes even more difficult for a dog when there are lots of firemen crawling all over the place as it becomes difficult for the dog to discriminate and tell who is a victim and who isn't.
Since it is difficult to see frontals may need to be used, as well as protective masks due to airborne powder, as well as the stench of decomposing flesh.