Posted on Aug 26, 2020
The Military Emergencies Unit (Unidad Militar de Emergencias, UME) is a branch of the Spanish Armed Forces responsible for providing disaster relief and emergency management, following natural and man-manned disasters.
The unit stands ready to respond to requests for assistance from other nations, including through NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC).
The unit includes a canine team of specially trained search and rescue dogs to support in the recovery of casualties. Mufly is one of the dogs of the Unit and he specialises in avalanches, debris fields, landslides and open areas. Mufly uses his sense of smell and can detect human scent from a very long distance.
Even though nowadays there are many technological tools and a lot of workforce, Mufly is the fastest. He has a very close relationship with his handler, who considers him as his partner and a real soldier - on four legs. They share many moments together and sometimes they have to live side by side, day and night.
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