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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:
- Can work as a member of a team
- Possess outdoor experience
(hiking, hunting, and / or camping experience, bush comfortability)
- Are in good health
(must be in good physical condition in order to search)
- Possess basic navigational skills
(knowledge or compass / GPS use, or the ability to learn)
- 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.