Code of Ethics
As a Member of
Maine Search and Rescue Dogs (MESARD),
I hereby affirm:
I have a moral obligation to the missing or injured and to the
agencies, volunteer organizations
and other MESARD members with whom I work. I shall endeavor to guard
their interests honestly and deal with them fairly, wisely and in an
efficient, proper manner. I shall
behave honestly in all matters, respect privileged communication, avoid
any real or perceived conflicts of interest and deal with others
That I shall continuously work to raise the standards of
performance of search and rescue to the highest attainable levels
without regard to race, sex, religion, cultural background, sexual
preference, economic or social condition in service to humanity.
I have an obligation to advance the knowledge and skills of search and
rescue so that I can serve the needs of the missing or injured. I shall
strive to improve my own knowledge and skills; support others by sharing
my experiences; and strive to keep myself fully informed of new
developments in the profession.
That I shall support the mission of Maine Search and Rescue
Dogs, “.... that others may live”, and shall at all times conduct
myself in an ethical and prudent manner worthy of my profession.