About Us

The inception of the Technical Search and Rescue (TSR) team traces back to August 1995, following a request from the Grande Prairie Royal Canadian Mounted Police.


Recognizing the need for search and rescue (SAR) services, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police assembled a dedicated group of volunteers to undertake this initiative. At this time, TSR meticulously research SAR standards at both federal and provincial levels, conducted a comprehensive membership drive, executed a vulnerability assessment of the local area, and initiated a targeted training program specifically tailored to align with the requirements outlined by SAR Alberta.


Through our well-established relationships with local emergency service organizations, we have trained individuals to increase our capabilities in SAR Management, Swift and Ice Water Rescue, Rope Rescue, RPAS (Aerial Support), Medical and Wilderness First Aid, Evidence Searching and other specialties.


Through our proactive endeavors and allocation of resources, we have accomplished the following milestones: 

– Provided comprehensive training to a majority of our members, adhering to the stringent SAR Alberta core standards.

– Cultivated strong partnerships with local businesses to garner support for TSR’s involvement in SAR and training operations.

– Acquired a diverse array of SAR equipment to enhance our service capabilities in the region.

– Delivered educational initiatives to various community groups through our educational programming.


Our ongoing training initiatives have empowered us to deliver essential services and education to the community. These include promoting the various “Adventure Smart” programming, offering first aid standby services at  many community events and actively participating in various city/county events, all while consistently meeting the evolving needs for SAR services in the region.


Operational within the confines of a stringent Code of Conduct, all TSR officers, directors, members, and volunteers adhere to its principles. In the spirit of transparency, our Code of Conduct is accessible to the public for review. This framework ensures protection against retribution for individuals reporting breaches in good faith. For any inquiries related to conduct, our Conduct and Competence committee can be reached at conduct@tsrgp.org.