Frequently Asked Questions
Why “Technical” Search & Rescue?
- While the primary focus of Search & Rescue teams in Alberta is Ground Search & Rescue (GSAR) our group has specialized in several advanced rescue techniques. TSR operates and maintains three specialist teams along with advanced training in Incident Command Systems. Our specialist teams are:
- Remote Medical Response & Evacuation
- Rope Rescue
- Swift Water Rescue
I want to help your group but I don’t want to go out and walk through the forest can I still help?
Yes, Technical Search and Rescue has positions available for anybody who wants to serve their community. If you are not interested in field operations our support team would be an option. If you want additional information about the support team please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where do you get your funding?
Technical Search and Rescue is 100% donation funded. We receive grants from provincial and municipal governments to help with training and operations. The base that we use is a shared space with the City of Grande Prairie and we are graciously allowed to use this space without cost to our group.