The Canine Attic Deployment System was created by veteran K9 and SWAT Officer Eddie Wescott out of necessity. Eddie began his law enforcement career in 1989 and joined SWAT, and then K9 a few years later. Working in Louisville, Kentucky is a unique blend of urban and rural policing that provided him with a broad base of tactical and operational experiences. Training for realistic scenarios facing patrol and SWAT officers is what prepares us for the dangers we face in this job every day. After becoming a certified K9 instructor, his mission became even more centered on successfully using K9s to safely conduct searches and apprehensions.
After spending the better part of a year trying to find something on the market to quickly and safely get a dog into an attic space, necessity truly became the mother of invention. While still a full-time officer in Kentucky, Eddie became the proud inventor of the patented Canine Attic Deployment System. The CAD System is the answer to a problem he encountered numerous times on the street. The CAD system was born from a need to deploy a dog into an area most homes have, but few K9 teams are able to tactically access.
Ask yourself this question. Do you and your K9 partner search attics? If not, why? What is your plan if you know a target or evidence is hidden in an attic space? How are you going to do your job, keep yourself and your fellow officers safe, and not let your dog get hurt? If you’re not searching attics, you’re missing bad guys and evidence. Eddie’s company, First In K9, has a way to solve this challenge.
NEGOTIATING VERTICAL OBSTACLES
Learn to negotiate vertical obstacles that are commonly encountered during operations. First In K9 will teach proper employment of the CAD system in attics as well as how to apply the device for other situations. You will become familiar with ascending ladders with your K9 partner, employing a variety of climbing techniques to overcome obstacles as well as techniques to lower your K9 into spaces for deployment. This course will expose you to these different situations to better prepare you for planning/ problem solving during real world operations.
--All gear worn when on duty
-K9 Vest/ Harness capable of supporting K9 while being hoisted (not required. class can provide)
-Leads and Long lines