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Tag: SAR – Search and rescue services

It’s time to name our new search and rescue aircraft!

– The RCAF is asking Canadians to choose their favourite from five possible names.

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418 Squadron flies again

– 418 Squadron has been re-established as 418 Search and Rescue Operational Training Squadron to train aircrew and maintainers for the RCAF’s new CC-295 fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft. The squadron commanding officer was appointed on July 11, 2019.

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Chinthex 2019 – SAR operations exercise

– Chinthex 2019 honed 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron members’ search and rescue skills, and those of a diverse group of units and partners.

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Rangers dive into icy waters for Search and Rescue training

– Instructors and soldiers from the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (3 CRPG) took part in search and rescue training near Parry Sound in Northern Ontario, which included diving into ice cold waters in simulated scenarios.

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Canadian Rangers awarded by Ontario Provincial Police for contributions to search and rescue

– The Canadian Rangers of Northern Ontario received an award from the commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, recognizing their value in search and rescue operations.

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Canadian Rangers complete SAR training with the Ontario Provincial Police

– A group of Canadian Rangers from Northern Ontario completed a challenging two weeks of Search and Rescue (SAR) training with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in September.

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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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