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Tag: SAR – Search and rescue services

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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Fixed-wing search and rescue training centre under construction

– A new centre is under construction at 19 Wing Comox, British Columbia, where RCAF aircrew, search and rescue technicians, and maintenance personnel will be trained for newly-acquired search and rescue aircraft.

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Canadian Rangers train with Ontario Provincial Police search and rescue specialists

– Nibinamik and Wapekeka, Ontario — More than 100 Rangers from 17 First Nations took part in the week-long exercise, which included classroom sessions and challenging search drills in the field.

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Combat support and search and rescue squadrons conduct Exercise SOUTHERN BREEZE

– Aircraft and personnel from 417, 439, and 444 Combat Support Squadrons, and 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron were deployed on Exercise SOUTHERN BREEZE at United States Coast Guard Air Station Miami in Opa Locka, Florida. The exercise, designed to employ the skills required to deploy a small scale force and sustain operations while dislocated from …

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