Membership


Membership

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Are you interested in becoming a Unit Member?

Lakehead Search and Rescue is looking for willing volunteers (18 years of age or older) who:

  1. Can work as a member of a team
  2. Possess outdoor experience
    (hiking, hunting, and / or camping experience, bush comfortability)
  3. Are in good health
    (must be in good physical condition in order to search)
  4. Possess basic navigational skills
    (knowledge or compass / GPS use, or the ability to learn)
  5. Have the required personal equipment / means of outfitting oneself in order to carry out Search and Rescue (SAR) operations

If you feel you have the skills required to be a member of a SAR team and are interested in applying to become a unit member start now.

Print off the Ground Searcher Membership application form (download PDF) and send the completed original by mail to:

Lakehead Search and Rescue Unit Inc.,
P.O. Box 10146,
Thunder Bay Stn. P,
Ontario, Canada, P7B 6T6

Once your application has been received and reviewed a unit member will contact you.

Expectations of Unit Members

  • Participate as a searcher fully prepared and equipped for the search, search exercise (SAREX), weather, and area conditions.
  • Complete SAR Basic Certification as required by Ontario Search and Rescue Volunteer Association (OSARVA). Participate in recertification as required.
  • Attend training activities to both improve, and to become proficient in, outdoors navigation, compass and GPS use, SAR medical, as well as clues and evidence identification.
  • Regularly attend Unit activities such as monthly general meetings, fund raising and public relation events.
  • Stay informed by reading the quarterly Unit newsletters (December, March, June and September).

NOTE: New members will maintain a probationary status for their first year with the unit. Full membership to the Lakehead Search and Rescue Unit (LSRU) is at the discretion of the Board of Directors.