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Queens Ground Search & Rescue (QGSR) is one of 24 teams in
. QGSR is a highly trained voluntary organization that provides a unique and essential service for the citizens of Nova Scotia and throughout the province. It is equipped to carry out searches for lost and missing persons in remote, rugged, and inhospitable back-country. QGSAR program is a partnership between the RCMP, the Nova Scotia Ground Search and Rescue Association (NSGSARA), and the Emergency Measures Organization . In partnership with the RCMP, Nova Scotia municipal police forces and Parks Canada, ground search volunteers conduct searches for lost persons (in the woods and along coastlines), and assist with community evacuations, searches for plane crash debris and evidence searches with local police. Our GSAR program reflects the objectives of the National RCMP SAR program and places special emphasis on: Queens County
November 2009 marked the 40th anniversary of Ground Search and Rescue in
. In November 1969 the organization was borne when more than 400 volunteers searched for a 35-year-old father of five who had gone missing in a wooded area of the Nova Scotia highlands. With thanks to the dedication and relentlessness of these volunteers the man was found alive. Forty years later the Nova Scotia Ground Search and Rescue organization has grown to more than 1,100 volunteers. Cape Breton
The Emergency Management Office (EMO) plays a huge part in assisting with the administration, coordination and training of
's Ground Search and Rescue (NSGSAR) teams, without charge. Nova Scotia
Some trained GSAR members also teach wilderness survival and boating safety education programs for children and adults.
♦ Be a resident of
, Nova Scotia
♦ Be at least 18 years of age,
♦ Able to pass a criminal background check,
♦ Want to serve their community and enhance their skills,
♦ Are energetic,
♦ Love the outdoors.
♦Are prepared physically, mentally and emotionally to be involved in searches under trying conditions; regardless of rain, sun, sleet or snow during day or night.
QGSR has a voluntary auxiliary team that works alongside the QGSR assisting in traffic control duties, organize the fund raising bingos as well as other functions at the rescue hall and work in shadow of the certified team members.
Queens Ground Search and Rescue Association is now recruiting men and women that are interested in joining their team. All applications will be considered.
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