SEASAR welcomes prospective volunteers and members to public gathering Sunday
South East Alberta Search and Response is holding an open house for prospective volunteers and members of the public Sunday at the airport maintenance building.
SEASAR president Paul Carolan said Sunday’s open house, which occurs between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., has two primary goals.
“Firstly, just to allow general public and media to come by and see what we’re about, what the equipment is (and) what we do. It’s obviously been a very busy year, so there are lots of questions out there about what search and rescue is like locally.
“The second part — and equally important — is the kickoff to our 2017-18 intake recruitment drive,” he said.
Those interested in working with SEASAR will be provided with an application afterwards, Carolan added.
SEASAR’s main responsibility is to assist municipal and provincial authorities with search and rescue operations upon their request, said Carolan.
Those authorities include local law enforcement, fire departments, Alberta Health Services, municipalities and provincial emergency management.
“That’s why we exist — to serve our communities through working with those task agencies,” Carolan said.
“(The event) gives people a chance to get up close and personal ... and ask any questions they have,” he said.