Ground Search and Rescue Society needs volunteers

Response and Administrative support positions are available.

Princeton Ground Search and Rescue Team (PGSAR) are currently accepting applications for this extremely active and dedicated community based Search & Rescue Team.

The Search & Rescue (SAR) Team responds throughout the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, regularly, and throughout the Province on occasion. The SAR mandate is under the jurisdictional authority of the local police force and is in compliance with Emergency Management BC (EMBC) Policies and Procedures and the BC Emergency Response Management System (BCERMS). Response and Administrative support positions are available.

General Requirements:

18 years of age or older and self-motivated

Must consistently attend regular weekly training sessions

Willingness to attain Justice Institute of BC Certification in Ground Search & Rescue, and other SAR related disciplines

Must be prepared to represent the ‘Team’ in a professional and proficient manner and accept direction and guidance

Criminal Record Background Check

Response:

Experience in or willingness to obtain First/Aid Medical training and backcountry/wilderness knowledge

Physically fit

Self-equipped or willingness to obtain personal gear needed for wilderness response

Available to respond on a volunteer basis (24/7) to a high percentage of Team Call-Outs

Regularly support and participate in SAR Team initiatives including fund raising and other community events

Administrative Support:

Computer experience or willingness to learn – MS Word, Excel, Digital Mapping and related SAR software programs

Telecommunication experience or willingness to learn – SAR related communication systems and technology

Miscellaneous administrative duties related to documentation needed for task completion, web site operation, accounting, grant applications, office duties, etc

Individuals interested in this exciting, challenging and fulfilling way to ‘give back’ to your community should contact the PGSAR training officer at 250-295-5364 or email pgsrs@telus.net or www.facebook.com/princeton.gsar