«Thanasis Makris», Search and Rescue Team for Missing Children
«The Smile of the Child»
has been set up, with the valuable contribution of volunteers, the
Search and Rescue Team for missing children.
The aim of the group is the research in urban or non-urban environment to identify children who have gone missing.
The team is in direct cooperation with the competent authorities to coordinate all research, and in direct connection with the European Hotline for Missing Children 116000 operated by «The Smile of the Child».
All participants are trained and put all their resources and expertise available to the Team, as its main purpose is the immediate response and activation of all parts involved, as well as the optimal use of existing means to find any child missing.
Key members of Missing Children Search and Rescue Team «Thanasis Makris» are the Canine Teams participating.
The Canine Teams (handler and dog) are the only ones in Greece certified by the international NSARDA body (National Search And Rescue Dog Association UK) and the only Canine Teams in Greece, seeking a particular person.
To the accomplishment of its project, the Search and Rescue Team for Missing Children «Thanasis Makris» has at its disposal the following:
- The Mobile operational Unit of the Organization
- A number of means and resources of the Organization (jeeps, ATV, motor vehicle, ambulances)
The Search and Rescue Team for Missing Children «Thanasis Makris» was created by «The Smile of the Child» in 2012.