Avalanche Dog Training
Care Flight trains with many of the regional ski patrol agencies on air lifting avalanche dogs to the avalanche site. This valuable service allows a trained avalanche dog handler and avalanche dog to get quickly to the site of an avalanche to increase the chances of finding survivors.
This program can greatly increase the chance for avalanche victims as:
- If found within 15 minutes about 9 in 10 survive, but by 30 minutes only 50% survive.
- At 2 hours, 1 in 5 will survive, but by 3 hours only 1 in 30 will survive.