July 6: First CSA Standard for Ground Search and Rescue

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About 10,000 search and rescue operations are undertaken in Canada each year for people who are lost, later or missing. The volunteers who are vital to such missions require specialized expertise, equipment and local knowledge to effectively assist police. The new CSA Z1620 – Core Competency Standards for Ground Search and Rescue Operations: Searcher, Team Leader, and SAR Manager provides a competency standard for those involved in these rescue operations.