Thursday, June 1, 2017
Mission Search and Rescue recently hosted a Graduation for four 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 four 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 Annette Fellner of the Mission RCMP Detachment and Sandy Miller, Regional Manager of Emergency Management BC (EMBC).
Recruiting for our next class will start in August.