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The Ground Search and Rescue – National Accreditation and Certification Pilot (NACP)

Posted on June 24, 2022 at 17:11 in General News

What is the GSAR-NACP? Certification as part of this program is National Recognition that a Searcher, Team Leader and/or SAR Manager have met and are fully trained to the CSA Z1620-15 Core competency standards for ground search and rescue operations:  Searcher, Team Leader, and SAR Manager. Timeline of the National Accreditation and Certification Pilot (NACP) […]

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WELCOME TO SUMMER 2022 (Spring Recap)

Posted on June 23, 2022 at 15:38 in General News

(Dedicated to the GSAR members from across Canada who we’ve lost this year) On behalf of SARVAC we want to wish all of our members, those in training (MITs), and auxiliary team members across the country a safe and happy Summer. If you’re interested in what has happened on over the past few months, Check […]

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New provincial funding disbursed to B.C. search and rescue teams

Posted on June 16, 2022 at 19:06 in General News

Jun 15, 2022 | Press Release All 2022 funding received from the B.C. Government has now been disbursed to ground search and rescue (GSAR) groups across the province.  This is our first year to receive sustainable provincial funding and we thank the Province for its support.  This funding is a unique agreement in Canada and a […]

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Makkovik SAR (NLSARA) receive  RCMP Commendation for Bravery

Posted on May 19, 2022 at 16:39 in General News

Last night members of Makkovik SAR team received the RCMP Commendation for Bravery. On May 1, 2018: Errol Andersen Roy Martin Perry Voisey Perry Dyson Marvin Clarke Robert Dier Andy Edmonds Rex Voisey RCMP Cst Henry Broomfield received call of a downed aircraft in a mountainside, 80 kms SE of Makkovik. Weather conditions at the […]

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FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Non-Governmental Organizations Assisting with Emergency Management and Responses

Posted on May 4, 2022 at 19:06 in General News

Today, the Honourable Bill Blair, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, announced $150 million for the Supporting a Humanitarian Workforce to Respond to COVID-19 and Other Large-Scale Emergencies (HWF) program to support both capacity building and domestic response resources to four of Canada’s top emergency management NGOs. To […]

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 National Volunteer Week

Posted on April 26, 2022 at 14:46 in General News

This “National Volunteer Week,” let’s celebrate the empathy, compassion and generosity of volunteers that connect communities and build a stronger Canada A message from our President at SARVAC: “I’m struck by the compassion, energy, and enthusiasm that our volunteers across Canada consistently bring to our communities. Nothing stops our searchers’ willingness to aid the public […]

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FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT: Newfoundland and Labrador Search and Rescue Association

Posted on April 12, 2022 at 16:07 in General News, NL News

We are pleased to share the announcement made yesterday by the Honourable John Hogan QC, Minister of Justice & Public Safety and Attorney General for Newfoundland and Labrador, allocating approximately $1 million in additional funding that will go to the Newfoundland and Labrador Search and Rescue Association (NLSARA). Following recommendations made throughout the Public Inquiry […]

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HUMANITARIAN WORKFORCE CALL-OUT:COVID-19 SUPPORT – Deployment Complete

Posted on April 9, 2022 at 16:19 in General News

We’re proud to welcome home the team of SARVAC members, specifically from the Ontario Search and Rescue Volunteer Association deployed earlier this week to Deer Lake First Nation, ON. at the request of the Chief and Council. This request was coordinated through the Governmental Operations Centre, the Provincial Emergency Operations Center and Public Safety Canada […]

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HUMANITARIAN WORKFORCE CALL-OUT: COVID-19 SUPPORT

Posted on April 5, 2022 at 17:49 in General News

We’d like to announce that today, a small team of SARVAC members, specifically from the Ontario Search and Rescue Volunteer Association have been deployed to Deer Lake First Nation, ON. This at the request of the Chief and Council members through the Provincial Emergency Operations Center and Public Safety Canada as a result of the […]

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Remembering Lives Lost: Search and Rescue Volunteer Memorial Day

Posted on March 2, 2022 at 20:13 in BC News

Today, marks Search and Rescue Volunteer Memorial Day in British Columbia. Representatives from Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, British Columbia Search and Rescue Association, PEP Air, Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Government of British Columbia will meet on the grounds of the BC Legislature this afternoon to pay their respects to those […]

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