Tulsa Fire Department hosts fundraiser for Barry Switzer's rescue dog organization

Tuls fire department hosts Barry Switzer's Ground Zero Training Center fundraiser

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Fire Department hosted a fundraiser for the Oklahoma-based nonprofit organization Ground Zero Search and Rescue Training Center.

Ground Zero has donated 12 search and rescue dogs to TFD over the years. The dogs are trained to respond to natural and man-made disasters and can cover 20,000 square feet within five minutes looking for survivors.

Former Sooners and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer and his wife Becky founded the organization after a tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma.

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It can cost tens of thousands of dollars to properly train one dog.

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