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Tag: SAR – Search and rescue services

Members of 424 Squadron rescue boater in St. Lawrence near Dorval

– Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron from 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario, came to the aid of a boater, whose 25-foot sailboat had capsized two miles south of Dorval, Quebec, on September 17, 2018

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Woods hike not the ideal SAR


“If it’s got to be done, it’s got to be done,” Master Corporal Dylan Weller said. He and Sergeant André Hotton, both search and rescue technicians (SAR techs) with the RCAF’s 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, hoped the crackling conversation overheard on a firefighter’s radio, including the words “no” and “chopper” might have dropped a full sentence—perhaps it was, “No problem, we’ll send a chopper.”

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RCAF crews medevac girl from remote northern island

– Late on the evening of August 13, the 103 Squadron crew evacuated the girl, along with her grandmother. The patient arrived at Iqaluit hospital, in stable condition, where she was transferred to the care of the pediatrician.

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Firefighters learn urban search and rescue techniques

– By Captain Garrett Sykes Urban search and rescue (USAR) is one of the many specialized capabilities of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) firefighters, who are ready to deploy to all corners of the world at a moment’s notice for disaster relief. The goal of a USAR team is to search out and rescue people of all …

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Chinthe Squadron completes search and rescue exercise

– 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron, a 19 Wing Comox unit based at Winnipeg, held their annual search and rescue (SAR) exercise at Thunder Bay, Ontario, from May 23 to 27.

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Canadian Rangers assist in evacuation of injured snowmobiler

– A Canadian Ranger and a 13-year-old Junior Canadian Ranger helped the Royal Canadian Air Force airlift an injured snowmobiler from a remote hunting camp near Attawapiskat in Northern Ontario.

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417 Squadron gains valuable mountain flying experience

– “Mountain flying is particularly dangerous due to what can be really strong winds, and the mountain illusions. (…) If you’re not cross-checking and looking at your instruments, you can get into a bad situation,” said 417 Squadron’s Commanding Officer Major Alexia Shore.

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Teamwork beyond borders: Canadian and U.S. search and rescue teams work together

– From contributing to missions or training together, the Canada-U.S. partnership is valuable to search and rescue in North America, not least of all because of the different perspectives each side brings.

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442 Squadron conducts SAREX 18

– 442 Squadron conducts an annual Search and Rescue Exercise to practice deploying the squadron quickly and effectively to a severe operating location, as would happen during a major search.

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Rangers rescue stranded snowmobiler

– The Ontario Provincial Police asked the Canadian Army for assistance when Marcel Metatawabin failed to show up at his home in Peawanuck after leaving Fort Severn by snowmobile; a trip of about nine hours.

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