National Search and Rescue Secretariat

Official Announcement

National Search and Rescue Secretariat transferred to Public Safety Canada

 

For more information, visit the News Release.

Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund (SAR NIF)

2016-2017 Call for Proposals

The National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS) is pleased to launch a Call for proposals under the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund (SAR NIF) for fiscal year 2016-2017.

Consult the Call for Proposals and Application Guide pages for details and instructions.

The deadline to submit a proposal to the NSS is Friday, September 18, 2015

Change in Leadership at the Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC)

Long-time SARVAC President, Harry Blackmore, announced that he was stepping down immediately as President in order to dedicate more time to SARVAC NIF Projects. The Board appointed Scott Wright of the Search and Rescue Saskatchewan Association of Volunteers (SARSAV) as the new Acting President. Scott has been serving the SARVAC’s Vice-President.

 

For more information on the changes to the SARVAC leadership, visit the SARVAC News Release.

New Ground Search and Rescue Competency Standard

CSA Group and the Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) are pleased to unveil the new Ground Search and Rescue Competency Standard developed in collaboration with the National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS). Representatives of the three organizations believe it is an important step in standardizing search and rescue operations across Canada, and providing volunteers with the skills and training to be effective wherever they work.

 

For more information, please visit the CSA Group website.