Members of Mission Search and Rescue recently attended the Graduation for seven new members. The Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) course which is administered by the Justice Institute of BC is 5 to 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. Recognition was also handed out to members who completed certifications in Rope Rescue, Swift Water, GSTL, RRTL, Cold Water Immersion and OFA III.
Also in attendance to congratulate our new members was Inspector Richard Konarski of the Mission RCMP Detachment.