Mission Search and Rescue (MSAR) recently hosted a graduation ceremony for seven new members. The event was attended by family and friends.
The Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) course, which is administered by the Justice Institute of BC, is six months long and involves creating competencies in skills such as search techniques, first aid, and navigation.
This is the first level for any MSAR member and consists of both written and practical examinations.
MSAR would like to congratulate these seven members on their dedication and commitment to the team and to the District of Mission.
All MSAR members are 100 per cent volunteer and on call 24/7.
Recognition was also handed out to members who completed certifications in rope rescue, swift water rescue, ground search team leader, GSAR instructor, SAR manager, and track aware.
Also in attendance to congratulate the new members was Mission RCMP Insp. Ted De Jager and Abbotsford-Mission MLA Simon Gibson.
Recruiting for the next MSAR class will start in late July.