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Last updateFri, 19 Apr 2024 5pm

Badlands Search and Rescue needs volunteers to save lives

    Badlands Search and Rescue will be looking for volunteers during an information session to be held at the Rockyford Community Centre on Saturday, November 26, at 10 a.m.
    So far there have been roughly 15 people who have expressed interest in volunteering for Badlands Search and Rescue. More are needed.
    “If we get a lot more, it would be fantastic,” said Scott Campbell, head of Badlands Search and Rescue. “We rely heavily on a large number of people to find lost persons quickly.”
    Badlands Search and Rescue is not available for call at this time, as it has yet to be certified, a process that could take a year. Neighbouring search and rescue organizations continue to watch over the badlands area.
    The push is on to have volunteers trained and ready for when Badlands Search and Rescue is certified.
    Training involves learning the basics of search and rescue, such as navigation, ropes, survival camping, lost person behaviour, scenarios, and more.
    Volunteers will also be trained in first aid and CPR, and the instinct command system level 100.
    There will also be opportunities to do practical training. Volunteers will be sent along to work with neighbouring search and rescue organizations during their operations.
    Persons desiring to become involved with the lifesaving enterprise are encouraged to attend the information meeting. For further information contact Scott Campbell at badlandsar@gmail.com.


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