NEW BRUNSWICK GROUND SEARCH & RESCUE ASSOCIATION

Our Partners

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RCMP “J” Division

The RCMP is the major tasking agency of NBGSARA’s member teams, calling out volunteers for searches and covering their search costs. The RCMP and NBGSARA have a Memorandum of Understanding [Link to MOU] that outlines the agreed role and responsibilities of agency in the event of lost / missing person(s) case.

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New Brunswick Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety, and specifically the Emergency Measures Organization housed within DPS is the official government partner of NBGSARA. DPS and the association are currently working on a Memorandum of Understanding that will outline the roles and responsibilities of each party.

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New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources

New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources provides personnel and equipment to the place when requested to do so for searches; also provide personnel and equipment to support the training activities of NBGSARA teams.

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Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC)

SARVAC is a national non-profit organization that supports search and rescue activities across the country through education and research.

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National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS)

NSS is run by the federal Department of National Defense. The program focuses on prevention of and response to SAR incidences and bridging knowledge between provincial, federal, local and volunteer SAR organizations; Central coordinating point for national SAR programs at a federal level.

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Civil Air Search and Rescue Association – CASARA

Civil Air Search and Rescue Association – CASARA is a national volunteer organization funded by Department of National Defence. CASARA volunteers promote flight safety to reduce SAR incidences and provide SAR services in the event of a missing person or flight.

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National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR)

National Association for Search and Rescue is a educational organization dedicated to SAR and awareness education with a focus on integrated emergency response, rescue and recovery.

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Parks Canada

Parks Canada is responsible for land and inland water SAR in National Parks. They have their own highly trained staff to carry out these activities, but when they are in need of assistance they are able to call on local SAR volunteers for help.