Hon­ing their pre­pared­ness

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More than 140 vol­un­teers from 16 New­found­land and Labrador Search and Res­cue As­so­ci­a­tion teams re­cently con­verged on Terra Nova Re­sort and Golf Com­mu­nity in Port Bland­ford for two days of train­ing. Var­i­ous ses­sions were con­ducted by the as­so­ci­a­tion Satur­day and Sun­day to help ad­vance the search and res­cue skills of the vol­un­teers. The ses­sions in­cluded heli­copter res­cue re­cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, nav­i­ga­tion skills, first aid, GPS us­age, map and com­pass skills, ev­i­dence search­ing, fire light­ing and team build­ing. Mem­bers of ground search and res­cue teams reg­u­larly use these skills while serv­ing their com­mu­ni­ties.


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