K9 Updates

By Brad MacCrae, Senior Operations Manager, K9 Unit

ASP’s K9 unit remains the largest private K9 detection unit Canada and the leader in the industry. We signed UPS in December of 2023 for EDDHT – Air Cargo K9 screening, operating in ON, BC, and QC across 6 locations and further expansions are planned in the future. We also signed Air Canada Cargo and Cargojet for EDDHT – Air Cargo K9 screening. Currently, we are providing K9 services to one location each but planning expansions in the near future.

We have renewed our contract with Bruce Power through an RFP for an additional 2 years.

While working at a FedEx facility, Marc Andre recognized an employee suffering from the early signs of heart attack. He acted quickly and had an ambulance called, then performed first aid to the individual – including deploying an AED – until the paramedics arrived.

Marc Andre’s quick acts and recognition as well as first aid skills helps save this employee’s life from a heart attack.

2024 Juno Awards hosted by Nelly Furtado took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Saturday Handler Jerry and K9 Mylo completed searches for the Opening Night Awards. On Sunday, March 24th Handler Amberly and K9 Rambo completed searches and patrol for this high profiled venue full of celebrities, VIPs and guests.

Other than K9 Rambo insisting to stop and take a few selfies for his IG page, this K9 team kept it professional and meant business representing ASPK9. Great job team.

Teams worked the NHL All-star game and All-star skills competition at Scotiabank area, NHL Hyundai Fan Fair at Metro Toronto Convention Center, Pre-Gala at MTCC, Assistant Manager Robin with K9 Luna and Handler Katie with K9 Mikey took a quick break to rest their dogs after finishing a detailed internal perimeter search of the entire venue. A rest, a few photos, some water and it’s off to applying static patrol before celebrities and guests arrive.

The K9 teams maintained vehicle entranceways, loading docks, interior and exterior perimeter sweeps, gate entrance stands and static patrol for all high-profile events.

Working alongside security personnel to secure NHL AllStar weekend, ASP K9 stayed ready and rocked it!!! Great job teams!

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