What We Do
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SAR Alberta is the provincial association for volunteer search and rescue within the province. Its mission is to assist search and rescue teams in their efforts to provide a superior and dedicated level of service to the people of Alberta.
We provide over $5.5 million annually in hours and infrastructure support – support of regional police, fire, emergency response, security, first aid – functions throughout the entire province, all provided by volunteers.
Our members are dedicated and skilled, but we need your help! Please support our search and rescue efforts.
Making a gift to Search and Rescue Alberta is a direct and meaningful way to help someone who may be lost or injured. A financial gift will allow us to continue to provide these critical services to Albertans.
SARVAC Request for comment and change documents are below and we encourage your comment and input. Please review the pdf documents and then download and provide comment in the Word document also below.
SARVAC-CSA Request for comments and changes to the CSA Z1620-15 and Z1625-16 GSAR Standards
Demande de commentaires et propositions de modifications à CSA Z1620-15 et Z1625-16
CSA Z1620-15 Core Competency Standards for Ground Search and Rescue Operations: Searcher, Team Leader and SAR Manager
CSA Z1620-15, Norme sur les compétences de base pour les opérations de recherche et sauvetage au sol : chercheur, chef d’équipe et administrateur des opérations de R-S
SAR Alberta is a 100% volunteer organized and run non-profit organization.
With over 1,200 unpaid professionals part of 38 teams across 6 regions covering over 660,000 km2, SAR Alberta is responsible for coordination of ground and inland Search and Rescue activities under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Fire Commissionaire in the province of Alberta.
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