Whenever people are missing ...
... - in no matter what conditions - you can request BRH rescue dogs.
Local and national alerts are routed through the police, the fire department or other organisations through the regional control centres to the appropriate squadron. Alerts for operations abroad go to the central command centre of the BRH and are coordinated with the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and/or the IRO.
In some states, the BRH is involved in the disaster recovery plan of the state (e.g. Baden-Württemberg, Saxony, Lower Saxony, etc.) and/or is integrated into the extended emergency services of the district (e.g., Hesse, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, etc.).
In addition, in some states there is a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of the Interior of the state to search for missing persons in cooperation with police authorities (e.g. Hesse). For this purpose, an additional evaluation of rescue dog squadrons is required by the regional police agency/police dog training school.
Within the last ten years, the number of alerts has increased steadily. After 234 alerts for our rescue dog teams to be called into action in 2000, this number increased to over 300 in 2001 and is now well over 1.200 alerts per year.
Free of charge - but not for nothing
All forces operating in the BRH do this work voluntarily. Missions are therefore free of charge for people who raise the alarm and who are affected.