Mission, B.C. – March 24, 2016
Mission Search and Rescue recently hosted a Graduation for seven new members. The event was attended by proud family and friends. The Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) course which is administered by the Justice Institute of BC is 6 months in duration and involves creating competencies in skills such as search techniques, first aid, and navigation. This is the first level for any Mission SAR member and consists of both written and practical examinations.
MSAR congratulates these seven members on their dedication and commitment to the team and to the District of Mission. All members are 100% volunteer and on call 24/7.
Recognition was also handed out to members who completed certifications in Rope Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Ground Search Team Leader, and Adventure Smart Instructors.
Also in attendance to congratulate our new members was Inspector Ted De Jager of the Mission RCMP Detachment and Abbotsford-Mission MLA Simon Gibson.
Recruiting for our next class will start in late July.