Search and Rescue information night coming

Search and Rescue could be coming back to the Battlefords in 2020.

Battlefords Search and Rescue has announced plans to become a chapter of Search and Rescue Saskatchewan Association of Volunteers.

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In conjunction with that effort, they have scheduled an Information Night for Jan. 20,  between 7 and 9 p.m. at the Battlefords Wildlife Federation building.

Those interested are encouraged to come down to find out what resources a local search and rescue chapter as well as how to become a member or supporter.

There had been a Battlefords Search and Rescue club up to 2014, but disbanded at that time due mainly to the high costs of liability insurance. When the club wound down, it donated its remaining funds to the Army Cadets and to the STARS Air Ambulance.

It appears there is already some early interest in the new organization. According to organizers, the club has 11 members signed up after a previous information night in Nov. 2019.

They also have announced plans to hold a 40-hour searcher certification course in April of this year. 

For more information about the new club. go to the Battlefords Search and Rescue page on Facebook.

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